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Crash of a Casa C-295M in Santa Cilia

Date & Time: Apr 3, 2019 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T.21-10
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
S-027
YOM:
2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in the exercise 'ECCAragon2019' organized by the Aerial Evacuation Unit of the Air Force and was carrying six passengers and a crew of four on behalf of the 35th Aerial Unit based at Getafe AFB. Upon touchdown on runway 27 (850 meters long), the airplane bounced twice then landed firmly. It veered to the right and struck the concrete taxiway passing to the north apron. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran, struck trees and came to rest in a wooded area. All 10 occupants were slightly injured and evacuated.

Crash of a Casa C-295M near Mende: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2012 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WGF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Paris - Boufarik AFB
MSN:
S-026
YOM:
2005
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Paris-Le Bourget around 1500LT bound to Boufarik Air Base located near Algiers, with a crew of five, one employee of the National Bank of Algeria and a cargo consisting of fiduciary papers intended to the manufacture of bank notes. While flying at FL150, crew encountered icing conditions and elected to gain height. While climbing, aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field near Saint-Germain-du-Teil, some 20 km east of Mende. All six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
In a preliminary report published in JAN2013, French BEA confirmed that the accident was the consequence of excessive frost accretion on all surfaces and airframe. Investigations were able to determine that the aircraft was flying at the limit of its performances in adverse weather conditions with dangerous phenomena such as the accretion of clear ice. This situation caused the frost alarm to activate, and the pilots to increase their altitude. At this moment, the plane went into a spin and the tail was sheared off due to aerodynamic forces that exceeded its design. Out of control, the aircraft completed several rolls before breaking up and descending to the ground.

Crash of a Casa C-295M in Miroslawiec: 20 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 2008 at 1907 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
019
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Warsaw - Powidz - Poznan - Miroslawiec - Swidwin - Krakow
MSN:
S-043
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Aircraft flight hours:
300
Circumstances:
Crashed on approach, killing all 20 occupants.
Crew:
Gen Brig Andrzej Andrzejewski,
Col Dariusz Maciąg,
Col Jerzy Piłat,
Lt Col Wojciech Maniewski,
Lt Col Zbigniew Książek,
Lt Col Dariusz Pawlak,
Lt Col Zdzisław Cieślik,
Maj Robert Maj,
Maj Mirosław Wilczyński,
Maj Grzegorz Jułga,
Maj Jarosław Haładus,
Maj Piotr Firlingier,
Maj Krzysztof Smołucha,
Cpt Karol Szmigiel,
Cpt Paweł Zdunek,
Cpt Leszek Ziemski,
Cpt Grzegorz Stepaniuk,
Adj Robert Kuźma,
Adj Michał Smyczyński,
Sgt Janusz Adamczyk.