Zone

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 65 in Georgia: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 12, 2010 at 1525 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
165513
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pensacola-Pensacola
MSN:
282-66
YOM:
1966
Location:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:

Crew was performing a training flight from Pensacola NAS, Florida. During flight, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 690 in Georgia: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2003 at 0113 LT
Registration:
N53LG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mount Pleasant-Jacksonville
MSN:
690-11523
YOM:
1979
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3581
Captain / Total hours on type:
47.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6317
Circumstances:

Flying at 23,200 feet, the crew send a distress call and few seconds later, the aircraft dove to the ground. Several debris were found in a large perimeter and the probable cause of the accident is a structural failure in flight.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Georgia

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2001 at 0948 LT
Registration:
N899RW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dublin-Sandersville
MSN:
BB-1637
YOM:
1998
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4900
Captain / Total hours on type:
978.00
Aircraft flight hours:
996

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-10-DK in Caucasus: 23 killed

Date & Time: Mar 5, 1947 at 0953 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L952
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tbilisi – Moscou-Vnoukovo
MSN:
14874/26319
YOM:
14
Flight number:
SU034
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Aircraft flight hours:
2236
Circumstances:
About an hour and 13 minutes after departure from Tbilisi Airport, the crew decided to modify his route to save time. Few minutes later, while cruising vertical of the Caucasus Mountain Range, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the aircraft hit the slope of a mountain. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the aircraft nor the 23 occupants was found. The wreckage was found by walkers in an isolated and mountainous area of north Georgia on June 20, 1947.
Probable cause:
Wrong decision on part of the crew to change the itinerary, against all published procedures and navigational rules.