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Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Fátima: 22 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2016 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
E-206
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Shell - Shell
MSN:
090
YOM:
1992
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Shell Airport at 1251LT for a local training flight with a crew of three and 19 skydivers on board. About an hour into the flight, the crew informed ground he was returning to his base due to the deterioration of the weather conditions. Few minutes later, the aircraft went out of control, crashed in a wooded area and came to rest upside down. All 22 occupants were killed. Up to date, this is the worst accident involving an IAI Arava 201.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Guadalupe y Calvo

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2012 at 1247 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3010
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0039
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, while on initial climb, an engine failed. Crew made a forced landing in an open field located near the airport but aircraft crashed. All seven occupants were injured.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Caracas: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2006 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
GN-8168
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Ayacucho-Caracas
MSN:
071
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

Enroute, while descending from 6,700 to 5,000 feet, the aircraft crashed in a mountainous terrain located 29 km southwest of Caracas. Rescue teams arrived on the crash site in the morning of 7 May. One crew member was seriously injured while all other occupant were fatally injured. The only survivor died few days later.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Swaziland

Date & Time: Nov 20, 2004 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
3D-DAC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
070
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a regional flight, the crew decided to divert to an agricultural strip due to deteriorating weather conditions. On takeoff, the aircraft failed to get airborne and crashed in a sugar cane field. Both pilots survived but the aircraft was destroyed. The crew elected to takeoff with the control locks still engaged.