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Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin IIIB in Winslow: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2021 at 1519 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N59EZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
T-394
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Scottsdale Airport with two pilots on board. En route, in unclear circumstances, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in an isolated area located in the region of Winslow, bursting into flames. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon near Winslow: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1974 at 1357 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7263C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Whiteriver - Whiteriver
MSN:
15-1247
YOM:
1944
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Circumstances:
The crew departed Whiteriver on a fire fighting mission. While flying at low height, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames. Both crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control after the crew failed to maintain flying speed .The following factors were reported:
- High density altitude, about 12,000 feet,
- High temperature,
- Lost control in steep bank.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas A-26B-25-DL Invader in the Old Dad Mountains: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 31, 1958 at 0943 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
41-39310
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
George - Winslow - Phoenix - Blythe - George
MSN:
7023
YOM:
1941
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew left George AFB in the early morning on a training flight to Winslow, Phoenix, Blythe and return to George, with four other similar aircraft. While cruising, one of the Invader's crew made an error and left his position, causing his aircraft to struck the top of the Invader registered 41-39310. Out of control, the airplane dove into the ground and crashed in a desert and mountainous area located in the Old Dad Mountains, in the Mojave National Preserve. Both crew members were killed. The other plane was able to land without further incident but with one engine inoperative.
Crew:
1st Lt Alexander Aros,
A1c Patrick W. Hughes.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-15-DK near Winslow

Date & Time: Jan 10, 1951
Operator:
Registration:
43-49384
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
15200/26645
YOM:
1944
Location:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
An engine failed in flight, forcing the crew to abandon the aircraft and to bail out. Out of control, the airplane dove into the ground and crashed in a desert area located in the region of Winslow. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact while all crew members were found uninjured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a Douglas R4D-5 in Winona: 19 killed

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1944
Operator:
Registration:
17145
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oakland – Winslow
MSN:
12335
YOM:
1944
Location:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
On a flight from Oakland NAS, the crew was descending to Winslow Airport in light snow when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances some five miles south of Winona. Four passengers were injured while all 19 other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-2-112 near Wanona: 9 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 1938 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC13789
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Francisco – Winslow
MSN:
1299
YOM:
1934
Flight number:
TW327
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Aircraft ledft San Francisco Airport around 1930LT in good weather conditions. Two hours later, crew encountered deteriorating weather conditions and requested ATC to divert to Los Angeles. At this time, storm activity and icing conditions were reported by the crew. Two minutes later, the aircraft crashed on Mt Buena Vista located in the Yosemite National Park, near Wawona. SAR operations did not find any trace of the aircraft. Walkers eventually found the debris and all dead bodies on 12JUN1938.
Crew:
John Graves, pilot,
C. W. Wallace, copilot,
Martha Mae Wilson, stewardess.
Passengers:
Mr. and Mrs. Walts,
Mr. V. Krause,
Jay Tracy Dirlam,
Mary Louise Dirlam,
M. H. Salisbury, a TWA pilot.
Probable cause:
According to the US Bureau of Air Commerce, the pilot must have temporarily lost his bearings due to a change in the direction of the wind and a sharp increase in its velocity, unknown to him, leading to confusion as to his position relative to the Fresno radio range course. The subsequent crash occurred in darkness and, apparently, in an area of heavy snowfall. This resulted in a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).