Crash of a Cirrus Vision SF50 in Lansing

Date & Time: Aug 24, 2021 at 1858 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1GG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0202
YOM:
2020
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll on runway 10R at Lansing-Capital Region Airport, the pilot encountered controllability problems. He rejected the takeoff procedure when control was lost. The aircraft veered off runway to the right and came to rest in a grassy area, bursting into flames. All four occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Gulfstream GIV in Fort Lauderdale

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2021 at 1325 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N277GM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1124
YOM:
1989
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll from Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, the crew encountered an unexpected situation. Control was lost and the aircraft veered off runway, lost its nose gear and came to rest in a grassy area with both main landing gear collapsed. All 14 occupants, among them the American boxer Gervonta Davis, were rescued. One passenger was slightly injured but did not request any assistance.

Crash of a Socata TBM-700 near Urbana: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 20, 2021 at 1445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N700DT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Port Clinton – Cincinnati
MSN:
134
YOM:
1998
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Port Clinton (Erie-Ottawa-Carl R. Keller Field) Airport at 1412LT on a flight to Cincinnati-Lunken Field. About 20 minutes into the flight, while cruising at an altitude of 20,000 feet, the pilot initiated a descent until 11,000 feet when, six minutes later, it started a left turn then apparently entered an uncontrolled descent, impacted a road and eventually crashed in a field located near Urbana. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest I in Helena

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2021 at 0850 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N783MB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Faribault - Missoula
MSN:
425-0103
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Faribault, Minnesota, to Missoula, the pilot encountered engine problems (loss of power) and elected to divert to Helena Airport. On approach, the aircraft crashed in hilly and wooded terrain north of Helena. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Ketchikan: 6 killed

Date & Time: Aug 5, 2021 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1249K
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
1594
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ketchikan on a local excursion with five passengers and one pilot on board. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed 8 miles northeast of Ketchikan, in the area of the Misty Fjords National Monument. The Coast Guard got an emergency signal from the aircraft around 1120LT. The wreckage was found around 1430LT on a ridgeline at an altitude of 1,400 feet. All six occupants were killed, among them five tourists who just arrived in Ketchikan from the Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam.

Crash of a Canadair CL-605 Challenger in Truckee: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2021 at 1319 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N605TR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Coeur d'Alene - Truckee
MSN:
5715
YOM:
2008
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Coeur d'Alene-Pappy Boyington Field at 1145LT on a private flight to Truckee-Tahoe Airport. While descending to runway 20, at a distance of about 8 km from the runway threshold, the crew started a right hand turn for a visual approach to runway 11. While completing a last turn to the left, the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane that crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Monterey: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2021 at 1045 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N678SW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterey – Salinas
MSN:
421C-1023
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Monterey Airport runway 10R, while climbing, the pilot reported problems and elected to return. Shortly later, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed on a house located 2 km south of the airfield, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed. There were no injuries on the ground.

Crash of a Boeing 737-275C off Honolulu

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2021 at 0145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N810TA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Honolulu – Kahului
MSN:
21116/427
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
MUI810
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 0133LT on a cargo service (flight MUI810) to Kahului. While climbing by night, the crew contacted ATC and declared an emergency following the failure of the left engine, and was cleared to return. Due to the position of the aircraft, the crew was suggested to divert to Kalaeloa Airport located about 15 km west of Honolulu Intl Airport. Eventually, the crew elected to ditch the aircraft that came to rest about 3 km south of Kalaeloa Airport. Both pilots were seriously injured and rescued by USCG. The aircraft sank and was lost. Operations to recover the wreckage are under way.

Crash of a Piper PA-60 Aerostar (Ted Smith 600) in Wichita

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2021 at 1910 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N10HK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sioux Falls – Wichita
MSN:
60-0715-8061222
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Wichita-Colonel James Jabara Airport, the pilot reported technical problems and elected to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field located about 3,5 km short of runway 18. The pilot escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I/SP in Smyrna: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 29, 2021 at 1055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N66BK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
501-0254
YOM:
1982
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport runway 32 at 1053LT with six passengers and one pilot on board. After takeoff, the aircraft entered a right turn and climbed to 2,900 feet when it lost height and descended to 1,800 feet before climbing again to 3,000 feet. It then entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in the Percy Priest Lake, about 5 km east of the airport. All seven occupants were killed, among them the American actor Joe Lara aged 58.