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Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-202Q in Ilulissat

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2014 at 0843 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-GRI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat
MSN:
477
YOM:
15
Flight number:
GRL3205
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 07, aircraft veered to the left and went down a 15 meters embankment before coming to rest. All 15 occupants were rescued, among them three were injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. At the time of the accident, wind was from 110 at 29 knots, gusting to 40 knots. Runway was clear.

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-202 in Acandí: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 5, 2013 at 0100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N356PH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Panama City - Panama City
MSN:
502
YOM:
1997
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in an anti narcotic flight over Colombia when aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Acandí, Province of Chocó. The four passengers were killed while both pilots were injured. Crew consisted of five US citizens and one Panamanian. Aircraft left Balboa AFB at Panama City in the evening.

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-202 in Tarakigné

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2009 at 1514 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N355PH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nouakchott - Bamako
MSN:
500
YOM:
1997
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Before take off at Nouakchott, two fuel trucks arrived to the airplane but captain declined and calculated that the reserve he has was sufficient to fly to Bamako. While approaching Bamako, right engine failed due to fuel exhaustion, followed by the left engine five minutes later. Crew elected to divert to Kolokani, a small airstrip located 19 km from Bamako. Eventually, crew was forced to make an emergency landing off airport. On landing, aircraft lost its undercarriage while the right wing was sheared off. All nine occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed. Flight was performed on behalf of the 524th Special Operations Squadron, for the USAF and Africom, a military mission in Africa.
Probable cause:
The Accident Investigation Board (AIB) President found by clear and convincing evidence that the cause of this mishap was the mishap aircraft running out of fuel due to the mishap aircraft commander’s and mishap copilot’s failure to properly fuel plan and then refuel the mishap aircraft at Nouakchott with a sufficient amount to reach their destination. Once airborne, despite indications of a fuel shortage, the mishap crew did not divert to a suitable alternate airport early enough in the sortie to avoid this mishap. The AIB President also found sufficient evidence to conclude the following factors substantially contributed to the mishap: insufficient mission and flight planning; faulty decision-making; complacency; task misprioritization; channelized attention; and the mishap crew pressing to meet mission demands.

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-200 in Bogota

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2008 at 2302 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3997
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Maracaibo-Bogota
MSN:
391
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
ARE053
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19565
Circumstances:

On landing, the left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft veered off runway. All occupants escaped without any injury but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that the maintenance was not properly performed.