Crash of a Beechcraft C90A King Air off Hana: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 15, 2022 at 2127 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N13GZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kahului – Waimea
MSN:
LJ-1590
YOM:
2000
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing an ambulance flight from Kahului to Waimea, carrying two doctors and one pilot. While approaching Maui Island at night, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea some 15 miles south off Hana. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Learjet 35A in Río Grande: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2022 at 1436 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-BPA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Río Grande – San Fernando
MSN:
35-143
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The airplane was returning to its base in San Fernando following an ambulance flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to Río Grande. After takeoff from Río Grande-Gobernador Ramón Trejo Noel Airport runway 26, while in initial climb, the airplane rolled to the left, nosed down and crashed in a huge explosion about 350 metres south from the runway 08 threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed. A failure of the left engine after rotation is suspected.
Crew:
Claudio Canelo, pilot,
Héctor Vittore, copilot.
Passengers:
Diego Ciolfi, doctor,
Denise Torres Garcá, nurse.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Aralsk

Date & Time: Feb 23, 2022 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kyzylorda - Aralsk
Flight number:
TJA5217
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Kyzylorda on an ambulance flight to Aralsk, carrying one doctor and two pilots. En route, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and apparently attempted to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in a desert area, coming to rest upside down and bursting into flames. All three occupants evacuated with minor injuries while the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. Registration UP-A0279?

Crash of a Beechcraft B250GT Super King Air in Gwalior

Date & Time: May 6, 2021 at 2100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VT-MPQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Indore - Gwalior
MSN:
BY-373
YOM:
2020
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Indore on an ambulance flight to Gwalior, carrying one passenger, two pilots and a load of boxes containing Covid vaccines. On final approach by night, the airplane collided with an aircraft arrester barrier system located about 80 metres short of runway 06R threshold. On impact, the aircraft nosed down, causing the nose gear to be torn off and the nose to be destroyed. Both propellers detached and both main gear collapsed. The fuselage was bent near the tail. All three occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Salitre: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 7, 2021 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HC-CVC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nueva Loja – Guayaquil
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane (a PA-31 Panther II variant) departed Nueva Loja-Lago Agrio Airport at 1023LT on an ambulance flight to Guayaquil, carrying one patient, one nurse, two doctors and two pilots. The descent to Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport was started when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the Río Salitre, near Salitre, about 35 km north of Guayaquil Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T in Boralday

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2021 at 1226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0351
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Boralday - Kegen
MSN:
1G194-19
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Boralday Airport in the suburb of Almaty on an ambulance flight to Kegen with five people on board. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the engine suffered a loss of power. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft lost height and crashed in hilly terrain. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Operator reported as Asia Continental Airlines.

Crash of a Learjet 31A in Diamantina

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-BBV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Diamantina
MSN:
31-113
YOM:
1995
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed São Paulo-Congonhas Airport on an ambulance flight to Diamantina, carrying two doctors and two pilots. After landing on runway 03, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran, went down a ravine and came to rest. All four occupants evacuated with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Learjet 35A in Esquel: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2020 at 2300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-BXU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Fernando – Esquel
MSN:
35-462
YOM:
1982
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed San Fernando to Esquel on an ambulance flight, carrying a doctor, a nurse and two pilots. While on a night approach to Esquel Airport, the crew encountered low visibility (down to 100 meters) due to foggy conditions. On final, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed, bursting into flames. Both medical staff were killed and both pilots were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries.

Crash of an IAI 1124A Westwind II in Manila: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 2020 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C5880
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manila - Tokyo
MSN:
353
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
An IAI Westwind II 1124A type of aircraft with registry number RP-C5880, was destroyed following a runway excursion while taking-off at RWY 06, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila Philippines. All eight (8) occupants (six (6) Filipino, one (1) Canadian and one (1) American citizen are fatally injured. The aircraft is being operated by Lionair Inc. and was bound for Haneda, Japan on a medical evacuation flight. While the aircraft was on take-off roll before reaching taxiway R2, sparks were noted at the runway, it continued until the aircraft came to complete stop and engulfed by fire. Chunks of rubber and metal debris were present on the runway. Scrape marks coming from the right hand (RH) wheel hub were also visible. Tire marks followed by scrape marks on the runway coming from the LH tire and wheel hub were also seen after taxiway H1 intersection. Large portion of the remaining LH tire was recovered from the grassy portion near taxiway H1. After exiting from the asphalted portion of runway safety area, the aircraft initially run over two (2) runway edge lights then impacted into a concrete electric junction box and came to a complete stop at the runway secondary fence. The aircraft settled almost 172 meters away from the end of RWY 06, in an upright position at 14°30'53.50"N; 121°1'48.48"E and heading of 170 degrees. The flight was on Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) condition. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) of NAIA RWY 06/24 closure for aircraft operation was declared at 2000H and opened for operation at 0420H, March 30, 2020.
Probable cause:
The accident was the caused by the combination of the decision of the PF to abort the take-off after VR that resulted to runway excursion and incorrect pilot techniques or procedures in the high-speed rejected take-off.
The following contributing factors were identified:
- Operational pressures related to the delay of schedule due to late filing of the flight plan compelling the crew to rush and meet the schedule demand.
- The crew's complacency by skipping required briefing item in the before take-off checklist, in this case, the considerations in the event of a malfunction before/after V1.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2P in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2020 at 1226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0001
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ust-Kamenogorsk - Aksuat
MSN:
1G140-49
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport on an ambulance flight to Aksuat. After takeoff, while in initial climb, the crew encountered engine problems. They elected to make an emergency in a snow covered field. The airplane came to rest upside down, bursting into flames. All five occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed.