Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Denver: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 30, 2014 at 0430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N404MG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denver - Denver
MSN:
404-0813
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
LYM182
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a positioning flight from Denver-Centennial to Denver International Airport. Shortly after take off, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed in a private garden located in a residential area near the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and the pilot was killed. Icing is suspected.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690 in Wray: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 15, 2009 at 0700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N840NK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denver - Wray
MSN:
690-11734
YOM:
1978
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
10221
Aircraft flight hours:
7215
Circumstances:
The airplane, a Rockwell Grand Commander 690C Jetprop 840, was "cleared for the approach" and approximately eight minutes later was observed emerging from the clouds, flying from west to east. Witnesses reported that the nose of the airplane dropped and the airplane subsequently impacted terrain in a near vertical attitude. Impact forces and a post impact fire destroyed the airplane. Examination of the airplane's systems revealed no anomalies. Weather at the time of the accident was depicted as overcast with three to six miles visibility. An icing probability chart depicted the probability for icing during the airplane's descent as 76 percent. AIRMETS for moderate icing and instrument meteorological conditions had been issued for the airplane’s route of flight. Another airplane in the vicinity reported light to moderate mixed icing. It could not be confirmed what information the pilot had obtained in a weather briefing, as a briefing was not obtained through a recorded source. A weight and balance calculation revealed that the accident airplane was 1,000 pounds over gross weight at the time of departure and 560 pounds over gross weight at the time of the accident. It was estimated that the center of gravity was at or just forward of design limitations.
Probable cause:
The pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during the approach resulting in an aerodynamic stall and subsequent impact with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s improper preflight planning and conditions conducive for structural icing.
Final Report:

Crash of a Boeing 737-500 in Denver

Date & Time: Dec 20, 2008 at 1818 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N18611
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Denver - Houston
MSN:
27324/2621
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
CO1404
Location:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
110
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13100
Captain / Total hours on type:
6300.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
8000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1500
Aircraft flight hours:
40541
Aircraft flight cycles:
21511
Circumstances:
On December 20, 2008, about 1818 mountain standard time, Continental Airlines flight 1404, a Boeing 737-500, N18611, departed the left side of runway 34R during takeoff from Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver, Colorado. A postcrash fire ensued. The captain and 5 of the 110 passengers were seriously injured; the first officer, 2 cabin crewmembers, and 38 passengers received minor injuries; and 1 cabin crewmember and 67 passengers (3 of whom were lap-held children) were uninjured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The scheduled, domestic passenger flight, operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121, was departing DEN and was destined for George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas. At the time of the accident, visual meteorological conditions prevailed, with strong and gusty winds out of the west. The flight operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan.
Probable cause:
The captain’s cessation of right rudder input, which was needed to maintain directional control of the airplane, about 4 seconds before the excursion, when the airplane encountered a strong and gusty crosswind that exceeded the captain’s training and experience. Contributing to the accident were the following factors: 1) an air traffic control system that did not require or facilitate the dissemination of key, available wind information to the air traffic controllers and pilots; and 2) inadequate crosswind training in the airline industry due to deficient simulator wind gust modeling.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Denver: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2005 at 2020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N425SG
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sandpoint-Denver
MSN:
425-0166
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
1450.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4003
Circumstances:

On final approach to Denver-Centennial airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed 2 miles short of runway 35R. All four occupants were killed. It seems that the pilot encountered problem with altitude during the approach. Weather was as follow : wind 010 degrees at 9 knots, visibility 2 statute miles with decreasing rain, skies scattered at 500 feet, broken at 1,100 feet, overcast at 2,800 feet, temperature 12 degrees Celsius, dew point 12 degrees Celsius and an altimeter setting of 30.02 inches of mercury.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise in Denver: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 4, 2005 at 0206 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N454MA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Salt Lake City-Denver
MSN:
1535
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
4800
Captain / Total hours on type:
1200.00
Aircraft flight hours:
12575
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a cargo flight from Salt Lake City to Denver-Centennial Airport. The twin engine aircraft struck the ground 2.6 miles from the runway threshold and the pilote was killed. The weather was poor at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Denver: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 2004 at 1522 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N421FR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denver-Denver
MSN:
421-0069
YOM:
1968
Location:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
12000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
414
Copilot / Total hours on type:
31
Aircraft flight hours:
2666
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a training flight. The twin engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 17L due to a fuel line which was partialy blocked.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise in Denver: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2004 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N538EA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denver-Salt Lake City
MSN:
1538
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
ACT900
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2496
Captain / Total hours on type:
364.00
Aircraft flight hours:
12665
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, crew shut down the left engine for unknown reasons and requested to return to airport. On final approach to runway 28, the aircraft stalled and crashed. Both occupants were killed. Tha approach speed was too low.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Denver

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2003 at 0555 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N60U
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Denver-Garden City
MSN:
TC-232
YOM:
1977
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13285
Aircraft flight hours:
25932
Circumstances:
While taxiing for takeoff, the aircraft collided with another Swearingen SA226TC Metro III. Registered N340AE, it was also flying for Key Lime Air. The collision occurred after the pilot did not stop on taxiway. Pilot error.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Denver

Date & Time: Apr 15, 2003 at 2041 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N229AM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gunnison-Denver
MSN:
TC-305
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
HKA1813
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4565
Captain / Total hours on type:
2179.00
Aircraft flight hours:
31643
Circumstances:
On approach, pilots encountered problems with the extension landing gear system. They did not have three green lights on panel. After consulting checklist, they saw that hydraulic pressure on extension system indicated 2,000 pounds, so they continued the approach. The airplane eventually made a wheels up landing on runway 35L.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in Denver: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 24, 2003 at 1721 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N360LL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Broomfield-Denver
MSN:
31-7520036
YOM:
1975
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
9365
Aircraft flight hours:
6478
Circumstances:

Twelve minutes after its departure from Broomfield-Jeffco airport, while cruising at 7,800 feet, the twin engine aircraft collided with a Cessna 172 registered N52241 with 3 people on board. Both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in Highland, Denver. All aboard both aircraft died. NTSB said that both aircraft were flying in a type E airspace which is not controlled. Few seconds before collision, controller told the pilot of the twin engine that another aircraft was approaching but they did not respond to this message.