Crash of a Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 in Piedecuesta: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4892
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga – Malaga
MSN:
207-0646
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near Piedecuesta, while on a flight from Bucaramanga to Malaga. All seven occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Funchal: 10 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2003 at 2205 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N600BV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Funchal-Malaga
MSN:
BB-0254
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff, the twin engine aircraft plunged into the sea, few hundred metres off shore. On board were one pilot, 3 men, 3 women and 3 children of 2, 4 & 7 years old. No distress call was sent by the pilot and the cause of the accident is unknown.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Mellila

Date & Time: Jan 17, 2003 at 1201 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PH-FZE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Malaga-Mellila
MSN:
20182
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
YW8276
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
12900
Captain / Total hours on type:
3500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
457
Copilot / Total hours on type:
64
Aircraft flight hours:
22534
Aircraft flight cycles:
25803
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft did not decelerate as excepted and overran the runway before it crashed in the perimeter fence. Spanish board said that the pilot was approaching too fast and that the aircraft landed too long.

Crash of a Casa-Nurtanio CN235 (IPTN) in Malaga, Spain: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 29, 2001 at 1016 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-FBC
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mellila - Malaga
MSN:
C-033
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
AX8261
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
7372
Captain / Total hours on type:
4166.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
8485
Copilot / Total hours on type:
4885
Aircraft flight hours:
14577
Aircraft flight cycles:
20780

Crash of an Aérospatiale SN.601 Corvette in Cordoba, Spain: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 2000 at 0604 LT
Registration:
EC-DQG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Malaga-Cordoba
MSN:
27
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
MYO611
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
5743

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Malaga, Colombia: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1999 at 1130 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2760
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga-Malaga
MSN:
777
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest I off Málaga

Date & Time: Sep 4, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
EC-ETH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Melilla - Málaga
MSN:
425-0151
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a ferry flight from Melilla to Málaga. While on approach to Málaga-Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport runway 32, both engines stopped simultaneously. The pilot reduced his altitude and ditched the aircraft 80 metres offshore. The pilot was quickly rescued while the aircraft sank.
Probable cause:
Failure of both engines on final approach due to fuel exhaustion.

Crash of a Douglas DC-10-30CF in Málaga: 50 killed

Date & Time: Sep 13, 1982 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-DEG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madrid – Málaga – New York
MSN:
46962
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
BX995
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
13
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
381
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
50
Captain / Total flying hours:
16129
Captain / Total hours on type:
2119.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6840
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2165
Aircraft flight hours:
15364
Aircraft flight cycles:
4008
Circumstances:
Takeoff acceleration was normal, failure was not detected on engines, systems or structures. The crew registered a strong vibration at or close to V1. The captain felt how this vibration was highly increased as he began rotation, consequently rejecting the takeoff at a speed between VR and V2. Physical evidence shows how detachment of the tread of a tire of the nose gear, retreated, began before the aircraft had reached V1. The reject of takeoff began where there were another 1,295 meters (4,250 feet) of runway left. The aircraft crossed the runway end at a speed slightly over 110 knots, colliding with an ILS concrete building, breaking the metal fencing of the airport, crossing a highway, causing damage to three vehicles on the same, colliding then with farming construction. Engine number three detached after impact with the ILS building. Approximately three quarters of the right wing as well as the right horizontal stabilizer were detached as a result of the impact with the afore mentioned farming construction. The fuselage also ran over the construction with which the right wing collided. The aircraft stopped 450 meters (1,475 feet) away from the end of runway 14, and approximately 40 meters (130 feet) off to the left from the centerline. Neither the passenger department nor the cockpit showed damage that could impede survival when the aircraft stopped. Fuel was spilled off the right wing, from the time it collided with the farming construction, and the fire began in the rear of the fuselage. The fire destroyed the aircraft completely. There were 381 passengers and 13 crew members on board. 333 passengers and 10 crew survived, and as a result of the fire subsequent to the impact, 47 passengers and three assistant crew members died.
Probable cause:
The Commission determines the cause of the accident to be the fractional detachment of the retread of the right wheel of the nose gear, originating a strong vibration which could not be identified by the captain, leading him into the belief that the aircraft would become uncontrollable in flight, and thus deciding to abandon the take-off over VR. The decision of aborting the take-off, though not in accordance with the standard operation procedure, is in this case considered reasonable, on the base of the irregular circumstances that the crew had to face, the short period of time available to take the decision, the lack of training in case of wheel failure and the absence of take-off procedures when failure other than that of the engines occurs.
Final Report: