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Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond in Santos

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2003 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-LNN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rio de Janeiro-Santos
MSN:
0048
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft suffered aquaplaning. It overran the wet runway and came to rest in a ditch.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond in Dallas

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2000 at 1015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N900WJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Austin-Dallas
MSN:
A028SA
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5960
Captain / Total hours on type:
770.00
Aircraft flight hours:
5266

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond I in Parma

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1999 at 1058 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-VIGI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rome - Parma
MSN:
013
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While on an ILS approach to Parma Airport in poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed in an open field about 3,5 km short of runway. All eight occupants were rescued, among them one pilot was injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The visibility was limited to 800 metres due to foggy conditions.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300-10 Diamond II in Houston

Date & Time: Mar 12, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N411BW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1008
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on wet runway 35 at Houston-Sugar Land Airport, the crew encountered nil braking action. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and came to rest in a ditch. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
No investigations were conducted by the NTSB. The pilot reported this incident was caused by tire hydroplaning and loss of brake effectiveness due to wet runway conditions.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond IA in Istanbul

Date & Time: Jul 12, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-YIB
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
051
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Istanbul-Atatürk Airport, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the aircraft struck the ground few hundred metres short of runway threshold. Upon impact, the undercarriage were torn off and the aircraft came to rest on its belly. All six occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was written off. For unknown reasons, the crew was completing the approach at an unsafe altitude.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond IA in Jasper

Date & Time: Mar 1, 1995 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GLIG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Williams Lake - Jasper
MSN:
76
YOM:
1984
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3500
Captain / Total hours on type:
360.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
13500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
350
Aircraft flight hours:
3290
Circumstances:
The Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond business jet was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Williams Lake, British Columbia, to Hinton, Alberta. There were two pilots and two passengers on board. Prior to issuing the descent clearance from flight level 270 (FL270), the Edmonton Area Control Centre (ACC) advised the crew of the Jasper townsite, Alberta, weather. The winds were reported as calm. The crew cancelled the IFR during the descent and continued for a visual approach and landing to runway 02 at the Jasper-Hinton Airport. During the approach, the crew encountered moderate turbulence on short final. The captain increased the reference airspeed (Vref) from 105 to 115 knots to allow for subsiding air and airspeed fluctuations. The crew noted that the wind sock for runway 02 was fully extended and was varying in direction frequently. They elected to continue the approach and landing on runway 02. Power was reduced to idle at 50 feet. The aircraft touched down at about 1,000 feet down the runway. During the landing roll, the captain first applied maximum braking and then, when he determined that the aircraft would not come to a stop in the remaining runway distance available, he initiated commanded swerving to assist in stopping the aircraft; the aircraft skidded to a position 255 feet off the end of the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; however, the occupants were uninjured. The accident occurred at latitude 53°19'N, longitude 117°45'W, at an elevation of 4,016 feet above sea level (asl), at 0920 mountain standard time (MST), during the hours of daylight.
Probable cause:
The aircraft overran the runway because the crew landed with a 14- to 21-knot tailwind. Contributing to the occurrence were the crew's belief that the calm winds given to them by the Area Control Centre for Jasper townsite were for the Jasper-Hinton Airport, and their decision to continue with the straight-in approach procedure without overflying the airport.
Final Report:

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond IA in Goodland: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 15, 1993 at 1305 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N710MB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Scott City - Goodland
MSN:
78
YOM:
1984
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
17365
Captain / Total hours on type:
80.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2593
Circumstances:
The flight was cleared for the ILS approach to runway 30. The flying pilot was the pilot-in-command. According to the cockpit voice recorder transcripts, the flying pilot had difficulty making a stabilized approach. During the initial descent the airplane entered an overspeed condition and the airplane flew through the localizer. During his attempt to re-establish the airplane on the localizer, the pilot allowed the airspeed to decrease to the point where the prestall 'stick-shaker' activated. The stick shaker continued until the airplane departed controlled flight and impacted terrain. No evidence of any preimpact mechanical anomalies were discovered during the investigation. All three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The pilot-in-command's inadvertent stall of the airplane. A factor associated with the accident is the pilot-in-command's poor ifr procedures.
Final Report:

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A on Mt Kinpoku: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1986
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
JA8246
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tokyo - Niigata
MSN:
92
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew departed Tokyo-Haneda on a training flight to Niigata. He started the descent to Niigata Airport in limited visibility due to poor weather conditions when the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Kinpoku located in the center of Sado Island, about 67 km northwest of runway 10 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all four crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain after the crew initiated the descent under VFR mode in IMC conditions in preparation of an ILS approach to runway 10 at Niigata Airport.