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Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Belize City

Date & Time: Sep 7, 2008 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
V3-HFQ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Belize City-Belize City
MSN:
208-0575
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight from Belize City-Municipal airport to Belize City-Philip S.W. Goldson International airport with 4 US citizens and one pilot on board. En route, engine failed and the pilot tried to make an emergency landing on a beach. Eventually, the aircraft came to rest in 2 feet of water, broken in two pieces. All five occupants were injured.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Privacion: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2005 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
V3-HFO
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Belize City-Privacion
MSN:
0465
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
9000
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing an internal flight between Belize City and Privacion with two US citizens (honeymoon) and one pilot on board. At 1016LT, the pilot reported over La Democracia and all on board was ok. While descending to Privacion aerodrome, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located 3 miles from Blancaneaux Lodge Inn. Debris of the aircraft were found at the end of the day in a mountainous terrain. The weather was worsening due to tropical storm Gamma approaching Belize.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Belize City

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2005 at 1720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
V3-HFW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Belize City-San Pedro
MSN:
208-0791
YOM:
1999
Flight number:
PM2110
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff. There was a sudden change in weather conditions and a thunderstorm was approaching the airport at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Cessna 402 in San Pedro, Belize: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 1, 1991 at 1510 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N402BL
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belize City-San Pedro
MSN:
402-0827
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin in Gulf of Mexico: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 17, 1985 at 1255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N3RB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belize-New Orleans
MSN:
T-214
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
9000

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680 in Key West: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 1985 at 1500 LT
Registration:
N709G
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belize City-Key West
MSN:
680-8658-2
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a Lockheed 18 LodeStar in Tampico: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 20, 1979 at 1905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N48RM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belize City – Tampico – McAllen
MSN:
2282
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing a cargo flight from Belize City to McAllen, Texas, with an intermediate stop in Tampico, carrying two pilots and a load of cigarettes. On final approach, it crashed in unknown circumstances and was destroyed by a post crash fire. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation in Belize City

Date & Time: May 19, 1976
Registration:
N468C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tegucigalpa – Miami
MSN:
4846
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While flying 100 km east of Belize City on a cargo flight from Tegucigalpa to Miami, the engine n°1 failed. The crew was cleared to divert to Belize City and few minutes later, the propeller detached from engine n°1 and struck the engine n°2. The propeller on engine n°2 was feathered and on approach, the crew was unable to lower the left main gear that remained partially retracted and could not be locked down. In such conditions, the captain decided to make a go-around and to recycle the gear, without success. Eventually, the crew completed a landing with the left main gear partially retracted. Upon touchdown, the left wing touched the runway surface and the airplane veered off runway to the left and came to rest in a grassy area. While all three crew members were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the engine n°1 and loss of its propeller for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Convair CV-240-23 in Belize City

Date & Time: Aug 3, 1975
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N77WA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
174
YOM:
1950
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and was cleared to divert to Belize City for an emergency landing. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.