Crash of a Grumman HU-16B Albatross at Elefsis AFB: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1992
Operator:
Registration:
51-7202
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Elefsis - Elefsis
MSN:
G-270
YOM:
1953
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a post maintenance test flight at Elefsis AFB. On approach, the seaplane crashed in unknown circumstances, killing all three occupants.

Crash of a Grumman HUI-16A Albatross off Makassar: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1986
Operator:
Registration:
IR-0222
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
G-441
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances the Makassar Harbor. Five crew members were killed and three others were injured.

Crash of a Grumman M-16 in Florianópolis: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 13, 1979 at 0830 LT
Operator:
Registration:
6540
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Florianópolis - Florianópolis
MSN:
G-48
YOM:
1951
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The seaplane departed Florianópolis at 0730LT on a rescue and assistance mission to the crew of another aircraft who was in difficulties over the Santa Catarina Island. About an hour later, while returning to its base, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain and crashed in flames in Costeira do Pirajubaé, about 5 km north of Florianópolis Airport. The captain was seriously injured while five other crew members were killed.
Crew:
Cpt Alcione Eliodoro Viana,
Lt Roberto Bernardino Navarro,
Lt Jean Clovis Fagundes Jucenwiski,
2nd Lt Benedito Antonio Gualdetti,
Sgt Jose Carlos dos Santos Pinto,
Sgt Gilberto Ombruschi.

Crash of a Grumman M-16 Albatross in Itacajá

Date & Time: Jan 17, 1979 at 0755 LT
Operator:
Registration:
6539
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Carolina - Florianópolis
MSN:
G-45
YOM:
1950
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9777
Captain / Total hours on type:
6270.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1128
Copilot / Total hours on type:
997
Circumstances:
En route from Carolina to Florianópolis, while cruising at an altitude of 8,000 feet, the right engine failed due to a major oil leak. The crew of two, the only occupant, shut down the right engine and feathered its propeller. Despite full power was added on the left engine, the crew was unable to maintain a safe altitude and was forced to jettison some of the cargo and auxiliary tanks as well. Finally, the crew decided to attempt an emergency landing in an open field but on short final, the left engine lost power. This caused the undercarriage to be lowered too late and upon touchdown, they were not locked down. The aircraft crash landed and skidded on its belly before coming to rest. While both pilots were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the failure of the right engine was the consequence of a major oil leak on the head of the cylinder n°9 due to an important accumulation of steel and aluminium deposit in the internal part of the engine. It was also reported that the lubrication system was inoperative due to the failure of a hydraulic pump. Due to poor weather conditions in the area, it was not possible for the crew to attempt an emergency landing in the Tocantins River and the terrain chosen for the emergency procedure was not compatible and suitable for such aircraft type, which aggravated the damages upon landing.
Final Report:

Crash of a Grumman M-16 Albatross at Ponta Pelada AFB

Date & Time: Dec 28, 1977
Operator:
Registration:
6541
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ponta Pelada - Ponta Pelada
MSN:
G-51
YOM:
1951
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a reconnaissance flight after a small plane was missing in the region of Roraima. Shortly after takeoff from Ponta Pelada AFB, while in initial climb, the airplane suffered technical problems, stalled and crashed 1,500 meters past the runway end. All six occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine propeller for unknown reasons.