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Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Gallup: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 29, 2004 at 1018 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N573B
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Glendale-Newton
MSN:
31-7530008
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
936
Captain / Total hours on type:
62.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6773
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a private flight from Glendale (Arizona) to Newton (Kansas), when he informed ATC about engine problem. He decided to divert to Gallup, New Mexico, but the twin engine aircraft crashed in a desert few kilometers short of runway. The pilot was killed upon impact.

Crash of a Learjet 25 in Kansas

Date & Time: Jun 12, 2001 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N333CG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Newton-Newton
MSN:
25-262
YOM:
1978
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
19000
Captain / Total hours on type:
1500.00
Aircraft flight hours:
8419

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75 in Newton: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 18, 1998 at 1622 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N547JL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Newton-Wichita
MSN:
380-69
YOM:
1979
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
478
Copilot / Total hours on type:
14
Aircraft flight hours:
5484

Crash of a Douglas VC-117B near Newton: 9 killed

Date & Time: Aug 24, 1948
Operator:
Registration:
45-2554
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bolling - Danbury
MSN:
18557/34212
YOM:
1945
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 7,000 feet, the aircraft collided with a USAF North American B-25J Mitchel registered 44-86870. While the pilot of the Mitchell was able to make an emergency landing, the VC-117B went out of control and crashed in a field located five miles north of Newton. All nine occupants were killed.