Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove in Ohakea AFB

Date & Time: Feb 3, 2006 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-UDO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04412
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a private tour when enroute, crew decided to divert to Ohakea AFB due to weather deterioration. On final approach, when full flap was selected, aircraft rolled from left to right. Pilots could not control the aircraft which hit violently the runway surface and came to rest. While all occupants were uninjured, aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the port flap jack linkage eye-bolt which caused an asymmetrical flap condition. Aircraft thus became out of control.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove in Melbourne, Australia

Date & Time: Dec 3, 1993 at 2037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-DHD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Melbourne - Melbourne
MSN:
04104
YOM:
1948
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18154
Captain / Total hours on type:
1500.00
Aircraft flight hours:
21259

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove I in La Plata: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-YAJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04165
YOM:
1948
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from La Plata Airport, the pilot informed ATC about the failure of the left engine and elected to return for an emergency landing. The runway lights were activated when the pilot lost control of the aircraft that crashed in a field located 4 km from runway 02 threshold. A passenger was seriously injured while eight other occupants were killed.
Crew:
Néstor Benito Ibañez, pilot. †
Passengers:
Nelly Chamaun, †
Juan Simón, †
Mr. Fondares, †
Rolando Jesús Ruiz, †
Milagros Ruiz, †
Lourdes Ruiz, †
Ignacio Ruiz, †
Walter Córdoba.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.