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Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin in Jacksonville: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2003 at 0752 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N698X
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Beaumont-Jacksonville
MSN:
T26-137
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
4500
Aircraft flight hours:
8263
Circumstances:
During flight, the pilot was informed that weather conditions at destination were bad with low visibility due to fog. Despite this message, he elected to land and while approaching too low, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 1,8 miles short of runway 32. The pilot was killed and all four passengers were injured.

Crash of a BAe 125 in Beaumont: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2003 at 1854 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N45BP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Houston-Beaumont
MSN:
257026
YOM:
1978
Location:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
5230
Aircraft flight hours:
9781
Aircraft flight cycles:
7098
Circumstances:

On approach, the aircraft crashed in an open field located 15 miles from the runway threshold. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft C18 Expeditor in Waldron: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 23, 1999 at 1915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N9729H
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Beaumont-Springdale
MSN:
8205
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
6860
Captain / Total hours on type:
860.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4400

Crash of an Embraer ERJ-145 in Beaumont

Date & Time: Feb 11, 1998 at 1216 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N14931
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Houston-Beaumont
MSN:
145-013
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
CO910
Location:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4670
Captain / Total hours on type:
500.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1844
Aircraft flight cycles:
1472

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Texas: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1987 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N448
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Beaumont-Crystal City
MSN:
421-1034
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
11000

Crash of a Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor in Dallas: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 1973 at 1254 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N118X
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dallas - Beaumont
MSN:
AF-876
YOM:
1954
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2050
Captain / Total hours on type:
165.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Dallas-Love Field Airport, while climbing, the pilot informed ATC about serious problems and elected to return for an emergency landing. He was cleared to do so and completed a turn to rejoin the airport when he lost control of the airplane that crashed onto several houses by the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed. There were no injuries on the ground.
Probable cause:
Stall and spin during traffic pattern circling after the pilot failed to maintain flying speed. The following factors were reported:
- Inadequate preflight preparation,
- Improperly loaded aircraft and CofG,
- Suspected mechanical discrepancy,
- CofG 8.9 inches after the rear limit.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Beaumont: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1968 at 0015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N968Q
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
LC-120
YOM:
1962
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
4900
Captain / Total hours on type:
40.00
Circumstances:
While on a night approach to Beaumont Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck the ground and crashed few miles short of runway. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the cause of the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fokker F7a/3m in Beaumont: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 1929 at 0918 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC7888
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Los Angeles – El Paso
MSN:
617
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While approaching the mountains near Beaumont, California, pilot Delbert Everett encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility due to foggy conditions. In flight, the three engine aircraft hit a mountain slope and was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. All four occupants were killed.