Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Grasmere: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 2022 at 1405 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N801DT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Boulder City – Boise
MSN:
027078SS52T03
YOM:
2007
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Boulder City, NV, on a flight to Boise. En route, it crashed in unknown circumstances in an uninhabited area located near Grasmere, ID. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Houston

Date & Time: May 6, 2022 at 1418 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XB-FQS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Houston - McAllen
MSN:
421C-0085
YOM:
1976
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off from Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, the airplane suffered a loss of engine power. Control was lost and the airplane veered off runway, crossed a grassy area then impacted a pole, lost its left wing and came to rest in a garden. All four occupants evacuated with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Carrefour: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2022 at 1600 LT
Registration:
HH-FAH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince – Jacmel
MSN:
207-0352
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Port-au-Prince-Toussaint Louverture Airport on a private flight to Jacmel, some 45 km southwest of the capital city. On board were four passengers and one pilot. During climbout, the pilot encountered problems and the airplane lost height until it collided with a truck and crashed on a road located in Carrefour, some 12 km southwest of Port-au-Prince Airport. A passenger was seriously injured while four other occupants as well as the truck driver were killed. The aircraft was destroyed. The only survivor died from his injuries few hours later.

Crash of a Cessna 340A in Los Mochis

Date & Time: Apr 6, 2022 at 1748 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-GHU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Los Mochis - Club Aéreo Nuevo Santa Rosa
MSN:
340A-0506
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Los Mochis International Airport on a flight to the Club Aéreo Nuevo Santa Rosa located east-northeast of the city. After landing on a road, the airplane suffered an apparent undercarriage failure, veered to the right and came to rest in a grassy area, bursting into flames. The pilot evacuated safely while the aircraft suffered serious damages due to fire.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90A King Air in Cuernavaca: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 28, 2022
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N426EM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Acapulco – Cuernavaca
MSN:
LJ-1352
YOM:
1993
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Acapulco-General Juan N. Álvarez Airport on a private flight to Cuernavaca, carrying six passengers and one pilot. On final approach to Cuernavaca Airport runway 20, the airplane crashed on a supermarket located in Temixco, some 2 km short of runway. The pilot and two passengers were killed while four other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-12/47E off Drum Inlet: 8 killed

Date & Time: Feb 13, 2022 at 1402 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N79NX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hyde County - Beaufort
MSN:
1709
YOM:
2017
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
After its departure from Hyde County Airport, North Carolina, the single engine airplane followed an erratic track according to ATC. While cruising along the shore, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in the sea about 30 km northeast of Beaufort-Michael J. Smith Field Airport, few km east of the Drum Inlet. The wreckage was found at a depth of about 55 feet. Two bodies and other remains were later found.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian in Olathe: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 13, 2022 at 1020 LT
Registration:
N2445F
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Olathe - Albuquerque
MSN:
46-97480
YOM:
2012
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Olathe-Johnson County (New Century) Airport, while in initial climb, the pilot reported problems to ATC. He was immediately cleared to land when he lost control of the airplane that crashed in a prairie, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage in Mazatlán

Date & Time: Feb 13, 2022
Operator:
Registration:
XB-SUA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
46-36378
YOM:
2006
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the pilot encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing on a motorway. Upon landing, the aircraft impacted the road bank, lost its left wing and came to rest. All six occupants evacuated with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Socata TBM-700 in Brasília

Date & Time: Jan 31, 2022 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-INQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bahia - Brasília
MSN:
558
YOM:
2010
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Brasília-Nelson Piquet Airport, the single engine airplane went out of control and veered off runway. It went down into a ravine and came to rest into trees. All five occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was destroyed. The pilot reported he encountered strong winds upon landing.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon off Marathon

Date & Time: Dec 29, 2021 at 1622 LT
Registration:
N1596U
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Marathon - Naples
MSN:
207-0196
YOM:
1971
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On December 29, 2021, at 1622 eastern standard time, a Cessna 207 airplane, N1596U, sustained minor damage when it was involved in an accident in the Florida Bay near Marathon, Florida. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated by ExecAir of Naples as an on-demand passenger flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. According to the operator, the pilot reported that the takeoff from The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (MTH), Marathon, Florida was normal, and the flight progressed oncourse over water toward the destination of Naples Municipal Airport (APF), Naples, Florida. Once the airplane reached about 3,500 ft mean sea level, a “bang” from the engine was heard, which was immediately followed by a total loss of engine power and oil spraying onto the cowling. The pilot briefed the passengers that they would not be able to make it to land and to prepare for a water landing. Subsequently, the ditching was accomplished in open water, the airplane remained upright, and everyone evacuated the airplane. About 10-15 minutes later, a passing pleasure vessel rescued the occupants and a United States Coast Guard helicopter also arrived shortly thereafter. Review of photographs of the airplane after it was recovered to land revealed that it sustained minor damage to areas of the cowling, fuselage, and wings. Photos of the engine (Continental Motors, IO-520-F) revealed that a large fracture hole was sustained to the crankcase near the No. 2 cylinder, with several internal engine components protruding from the area. The magnetos were also observed to have fractured from their attach points and were resting on top of the engine. The propeller was intact and showed minimal damage.