Crash of a Canadair CL-605 Challenger in Truckee: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2021 at 1318 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:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
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 four 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 IAI 1124A Westwind II in Treasure Cay: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2021 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N790JR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Treasure Cay – Nassau
MSN:
424
YOM:
1984
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Treasure Cay Airport on a flight to Nassau. Shortly after liftoff, while climbing in stormy weather, the aircraft crashed in a dense wooded area, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were killed.

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.

Crash of a Piper PA-60 Aerostar (Ted Smith 600) in LaBelle: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 6, 2021 at 1520 LT
Registration:
C-FAAZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
60-0148-065
YOM:
1973
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from LaBelle Airport, the twin engine airplane crashed into trees located in a church garden located less than 2 km east of the airport. Apparently, the passenger survived while the pilot was killed. Engine failure was reported by the survivor.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise in Hattiesburg: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2021 at 2322 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N322TA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Shepard AFB - Destin
MSN:
760
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Shepard AFB (Wichita Falls) on a flight to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. En route, while descending by night to Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Airport, the aircraft crashed onto a house located about 3 km short of runway 13. The aircraft and the house were totally destroyed and all three occupants and one people in the house were killed.

Crash of a Gulfstream GIV in Samaná: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2021 at 1848 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N317MJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1122
YOM:
1989
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing the pilot, sole on board.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Waltreak: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2021 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N461DK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Muskogee – Williston
MSN:
46-8508102
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Muskogee, OK, to Williston, FL, the single engine crashed in unknown circumstances on hilly terrain near Waltreak, AR. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain off South Bimini: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 2021 at 2210 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N827RD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
South Bimini – Miami-Opa Locka
MSN:
31-7652094
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 10 at South Bimini-Intl Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crashed in the sea. The wreckage was found in shallow water. The pilot was seriously injured and the passenger was killed.