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

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2022 at 1510 LT
Registration:
N6797L
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denton – Decatur
MSN:
421C-1050
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Denton Enterprise Airport runway 36 at 1459LT and continued to the west at an altitude of 2,000 feet. Eight minutes later, the pilot initiated a left hand circuit to land at Decatur Airport. While descending on final, the speed decreased and the airplane crashed nearby a wooded area located 6 km short of runway 35. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in the Everglades National Park

Date & Time: Nov 14, 2022 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CU-A1885
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane landed last October at Dade-Collier Airport, in the center of the Everglades National Park, following a flight from Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. The pilot defected Cuba and landed safely in the US. On November 14, in unclear circumstances, maybe while being transferred to Opa Locka Airport, the airplane crashed in a marshy area located 25 km west of Opa Locka Airport. Both occupants were uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian in North Platte: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2022 at 0935 LT
Registration:
N234PM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lincoln – North Platte
MSN:
46-97200
YOM:
2005
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Lincoln on a flight to North Platte, Nebraska. While approaching North Platte-Lee Bird Airport Runway 30 in poor weather conditions, the aircraft went out of control and crashed on the shore of a small lake, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the wreckage was found 6 km from the runway threshold. Both occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, visibility was limited due to freezing rain.

Crash of a Beechcraft E90 King Air in Slidell

Date & Time: Nov 6, 2022 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N809DM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nashville – Slidell
MSN:
LW-334
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Inbound from Nashville-John C. Tune Airport, the twin engine airplane crashed in a wooded area located short of runway 36 at Slidell Airport, bursting into flames. The pilot, sole on board, was seriously injured.

Crash of a Beechcraft B60 Duke in Farmingdale

Date & Time: Nov 5, 2022 at 1349 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N51AL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Burlington – Farmingdale
MSN:
P-247
YOM:
1973
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While descending to Farmingdale-Republic Airport, following a flight from Burlington, the twin engine airplane crashed in the Beth Moses Cemetery located two km east of the airport. Both occupants escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piaggio P.180 Avanti off Puerto Limón: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 23, 2022 at 1855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-IRSG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Palenque – Puerto Limón
MSN:
1196
YOM:
2009
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Palenque Airport, Chiapas, on a private flight to Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. While on approach at an altitude of about 2,000 feet at night, the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed into the sea some 28 km southeast of the destination airport. The accident occurred three minutes prior to ETA. Few debris and two dead bodies were found two days later. On board were the German businessman Rainer Schaller, founder of the fitness chain 'McFit', his wife, two children and a friend.

Crash of a Beechcraft E90 King Air in Marietta: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2022 at 0712 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N515GK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Columbus – Parkersburg
MSN:
LW-108
YOM:
1974
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Columbus-John Glenn (Port Columbus) Airport at 0640LT on a 30-minutes flight to Parkersburg, West Virginia. Approaching Parkersburg-Mid-Ohio Valley Airport Runway 21 at night, the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a vertical attitude in a parking lot located southeast of Marietta, bursting into flames. The wreckage was found about 5 km short of runway 21. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu near Seligman: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 13, 2022 at 1148 LT
Registration:
N43605
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
46-8408052
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Albuquerque-Double Eagle II Airport on a private flight. It crashed in unknown circumstances north of Seligman shortly before noon. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cirrus Vision SF50 in Kissimmee

Date & Time: Sep 9, 2022 at 1502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N77VJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miami - Kissimmee
MSN:
88
YOM:
2018
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Kissimmee-Gateway Airport in marginal weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed in a marshy and wooded area located about 10 km short of runway 33. All three occupants were injured, one seriously.
Probable cause:
An initial statement reports that the airplane crashed following the deployment of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).

Crash of a Cessna 551 Citation II/SP off Ventspils: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 4, 2022 at 2044 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OE-FGR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jerez - Cologne
MSN:
551-0021
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Jerez-La Parra Airport at 1456LT on a flight to Cologne-Bonn Airport with four people on board. It continued at an assigned altitude of 36,000 feet until it entered the German Airspace. German ATC was unable to establish a radio contact with the crew so the decision was taken to send a Panavia Tornado of the Luftwaffe that departed Rostock-Laage AFB and intercepted the Cessna at 1815LT. The military pilot did not see any one in the cockpit and evacuated the area five minutes later. The airplane overflew Germany then entered the Swedish Airspace and continued bound to the northeast without significant change in heading, altitude or speed (365 knots). At 2028LT, the airplane started to descent and initiated a turn to the right three minutes later. At 2040LT, it entered an uncontrolled descent to the left and spiraled to the sea before crashing at 2044LT about 37 km northwest of Ventspils. Few debris and oil were found at the point of impact. The accident was not survivable.
Probable cause:
Cabin pressurization issue suspected.