Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S off Aniak

Date & Time: May 28, 2020 at 1543 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N909AK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aniak - Aniak
MSN:
500-3232
YOM:
1975
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Aniak Airport runway 10, the pilot encountered engine problems. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in the Aniak River east of the airport. All four occupants were quickly rescued and medevaced to Anchorage. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S off Iquique: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2012 at 0150 LT
Registration:
CC-CGX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquique - Iquique
MSN:
500-3306
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Iquique-Diego Aracena Airport at 2115LT on 17MAY on a fishing survey and prospection mission over the Pacific Ocean with a pilot and an observer on board. In flight, while cruising by night, aircraft crashed into the sea some 30 km northwest of El Loa. Debris of the aircraft and both dead bodies were found in water in early morning.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Comayagua: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2012 at 1125 LT
Operator:
Registration:
TG-JAB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Pedro Sula - Tegucigalpa
MSN:
500-3303
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, aircraft was flying low when it hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located in Plan de La Laguna, in the Comayagua National Park. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Monteria: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2008 at 1200 LT
Registration:
HK-1697
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Medellin-Monteria
MSN:
500-3198
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Medellin to Monteria. It crashed enroute near Planeta Rica, killing both occupants. According to Colombian authorities, the accident is due to a technical failure.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Kansas City: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 24, 2008 at 1020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N411JT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kansas City - Lawrence
MSN:
500-3097
YOM:
1971
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
10500
Captain / Total hours on type:
7550.00
Aircraft flight hours:
12427
Circumstances:
The airline's chief pilot was giving a newly-hired pilot a required competency/proficiency check. Memory data from the airplane's global positioning system showed the airplane made
steep 360-degree turns to the left and right before continuing towards a practice area at gradually decreasing airspeed and altitude. A low cloud ceiling prevailed. Witnesses said they
heard both engines "sputter, then quit," and saw the airplane clear a grove of trees, stall, and strike the ground. The landing gear was down and the flaps were in the approach setting. Both propellers were in the low pitch/high rpm setting, and bore little rotational signatures. Both engine fuel supply lines contained only residual fuel. Those familiar with the chief pilot's flying practices stated that he always followed a certain routine when giving a check ride. The routine consisted of the following: After performing steep 360-degree turns, he would ask the trainee to configure the airplane for landing and demonstrate minimum control maneuvers. Prior to executing steep turns, he would turn the boost pumps on. At the completion of the maneuver, the pumps would be turned off. The investigation revealed that there are unguarded fuel shutoff switches next to the boost pumps, and the circumstances of the accident are consistent with the these fuel shutoff switches being inadvertently placed in the off position, instead of the fuel boost pumps.
Probable cause:
The pilot-in-training inadvertently shutting off both engine fuel control valves causing a loss of power in both engines, and the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane resulting in a stall. Contributing to the accident was the chief pilot's inadequate supervision of the pilot-in-training.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Salvador: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 14, 2007 at 1200 LT
Registration:
PP-SEC
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Petrolina-Salvador
MSN:
500-3094
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making a charter flight from Petrolina to Salvador. 15 minutes before its ETA, crew informed ATC about technical problem and that he was losing altitude. Few seconds later, the twin engine aircraft crashed in an open field located near Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, 60 km north of Salvador. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2006 at 1853 LT
Operator:
Registration:
J8-VAX
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Canouan-Kingstown
MSN:
500-1869-45
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
SVD360
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a flight from Canouan Island to Kingstown, capital city of Saint Vincent. During flight, the pilot informed ATC about his position, over Bequia Island, and that he was descending to 1,100 feet and would land in 4 minutes. After this, contact was lost with the aircraft which crashed into the sea. Rescue teams found the debris the day after and both occupant were killed. The passenger was the Manager of American Eagle in Canouan Island.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in San Juan

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2005 at 1120 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N97VB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Juan-Tortola
MSN:
500-3233
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1038
Captain / Total hours on type:
282.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6943
Circumstances:
On final approach to San Juan-Luis Munoz Marin airport, the aircraft stalled and crashed on a road short of runway. All occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed. The aircraft was fueled with Jet A1 fuel, so both engines quit on final.