Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in San José La Máquina

Date & Time: Dec 16, 2020
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a banana plantation near San José La Máquina. No one was found in the plane that was used for an illegal flight (contraband). The exact model and registration unknown.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop Commander 980 in Guadalajara: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2012 at 2100 LT
Registration:
XC-PFB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Los Cabos - Mexico City
MSN:
695-95018
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
En route, while in cruising altitude, aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in an open field some 50 km west of Guadalajara, Mexico. All three occupants were killed. The aircraft was on its way from Los Cabos (Baja California) to Mexico City on behalf of the Federal Secretary's for Public Security.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in Ogawa: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 24, 2003 at 1052 LT
Operator:
Registration:
JA8604
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tokyo-Chōfu - Tokyo-Chōfu
MSN:
695-95044
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
11473
Captain / Total hours on type:
300.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6029
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Chofu Aerodrome at 10:26 (JST) with the captain and a mechanic on board for a company test flight prior to an airworthiness certification inspection. During the flight at around 10:52, the aircraft crashed into woods at Nishine, Kamiose, Ogawa, Naka County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The two persons on board the aircraft, the captain and the mechanic, both sustained fatal injuries. A fire broke out and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It is estimated that in this accident, while the aircraft was on a company test flight prior to an airworthiness certification inspection, it entered spin and because it was unable to recover, it crashed, destroying the fuselage and killing the captain and the passenger. Because the left engine’s oil tank cap had not been normally locked, abnormal engine oil temperature and pressure occurred, and it is estimated that the aircraft’s airspeed decreased to near the stall speed. The captain increased power on the right engine to regain airspeed, which induced a yawing moment. It is considered possible that the aircraft then entered a spin because either it was uncontrollable due to being below the minimum control speed and safe one engine inoperative speed, or the captain had been incapacitated by hypoxia and was unable to cope with the loss of airspeed.
The following are considered possible reasons as to why the aircraft did not recover from the spin; however, the precise cause could not be clarified.
① Because the aircraft type is prohibited from spins, the captain could not have been practiced in spin recovery for the aircraft.
② The spin developed without being arrested in the early stages, until flight conditions exceeding the aircraft’s design limits so that the aircraft could not be recovered by normal control forces.
③ The aircraft was in a state of spinning without a reduction of engine power, which made recovery difficult.
④ The captain had been incapacitated.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in Monterrey: 9 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 1992 at 0543 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XC-AA38
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Monterrey – Ciudad Juárez
MSN:
695-95020
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a flight on behalf of the Attorney General of the Republic, carrying seven passengers and two pilots. After takeoff from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport, while climbing, the crew reported 3,000 feet when the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a field located 4 km from the airport. The aircraft crashed one minute after a night takeoff. All nine occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 near Amealco de Bonfil: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 23, 1990
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3461
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
695-95043
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an illegal flight from Colombia and was carrying three people and a load of 700 kilos of cocaine. While cruising at low altitude, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt La Estrella near Amealco de Bonfil. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all three occupants were killed. Cocaine spread over an area of one km. The crew was flying at low height to avoid radar when the accident occurred.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in Paderborn-Lippstadt: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 31, 1985
Operator:
Registration:
D-IBAR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
695-95054
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a field located near Steinhausen, some 5 km southwest of the airfield. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in Sishen: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 1984
Registration:
ZS-KVB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
695-95005
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances shortly after takeoff from Sishen Airport, killing both occupants.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream Commander 980 in Carlsbad: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 1982 at 2130 LT
Registration:
N9789S
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Carlsbad - Oklahoma City
MSN:
695-95037
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7000
Captain / Total hours on type:
35.00
Aircraft flight hours:
460
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed about half a mile southwest of the departure end of runway 32L. The runway had been illuminated at the time of takeoff with the aircraft making a left turn into an area that was not illuminated toward the mountains. It was a very dark night with an indistiguishable horizon southwestward toward the higher mountains. There were two brightly lit softball complexes located to the north toward the city. A weather study indicated probable moderate to severe turbulence and up and down drafts below 7,000 feet msl, and light to moderate wind shear from the surface up to 300 feet agl. A witness who saw the fireball stated she had lost control of her car because a gust of wind pushed her car into the other lane of traffic. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: in flight collision with terrain/water
Phase of operation: takeoff - initial climb
Findings
1. (f) light condition - dark night
2. (f) weather condition - downdraft
3. (f) weather condition - gusts
4. (f) weather condition - high wind
5. (f) weather condition - turbulence
6. (f) weather condition - unfavorable wind
7. (f) weather condition - windshear
8. (c) proper climb rate - not attained - pilot in command
9. (f) visual/aural perception - pilot in command
Final Report: