Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-Q402 in Yangon

Date & Time: May 8, 2019 at 1822 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S2-AGQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dhaka - Yangon
MSN:
4367
YOM:
2011
Flight number:
BG060
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
29
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Dhaka, the crew started the approach to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport in poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and variable wind gusting to 20 knots. After touchdown on runway 21, the airplane went out of control and veered off runway to the left. It lost its undercarriage and slid for several metres before coming to rest, broken in three. All 33 occupants were evacuated, among them 19 were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B in Moscow: 41 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2019 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-89098
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Murmansk
MSN:
95135
YOM:
2017
Flight number:
SU1492
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
73
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
41
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed runway 24C at Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport at 1803LT on a schedule service to Murmansk. Few minutes after takeoff, while climbing to an altitude of 10,000 feet, the crew encountered problems with the communication systems and informed ATC about an emergency situation via the transponder codes before returning to the airport. The crew completed a circuit then prepared for a landing on runway 24L. Upon touchdown, the airplane bounced then nosed down and landed a second time. On impact, the main landing gear collapsed and the airplane caught fire, slid for few hundred metres then veered off runway to the right and came to rest in flames. The aircraft was destroyed by fire. 37 occupants were evacuated while 41 people, among them a crew member, were killed.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2B-27 Islander in Puerto Montt: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 2019 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CC-CYR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Montt - Ayacara
MSN:
2169
YOM:
1983
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant (La Paloma) Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed in flames onto a house located in a residential area about 400 meters from the airfield. The house and the aircraft were totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all six occupants have been killed. Two people in the house were slightly injured.

Crash of a Let 410UVP-E20 in Lukla: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 14, 2019 at 0910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AMH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lukla - Kathmandu
MSN:
13 29 14
YOM:
2013
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently carrying four passengers and a crew of three for Kathmandu. While taking off from runway 24, after a course of about 100 meters, the airplane veered off runway to the right and crashed on two parked Eurocopter AS350 registered 9N-ALC and 9N-ALK. The copilot of the Let 410 was killed as well as two people on the ground, among them a police officer. The pilot of the helicopter 9N-ALK was seriously injured and evacuated to hospital. All other occupants were treated for minor injuries.

Crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 near Debre Zeit: 157 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 2019 at 0844 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AVJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Addis Ababa – Nairobi
MSN:
62450/7243
YOM:
2018
Flight number:
ET302
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
149
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
157
Captain / Total flying hours:
8122
Captain / Total hours on type:
1417.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
361
Copilot / Total hours on type:
207
Aircraft flight hours:
1330
Aircraft flight cycles:
382
Circumstances:
On March 10, 2019, at 05:38 UTC, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, Boeing 737-8(MAX), ET-AVJ, took off from Addis Ababa Bole Int. Airport bound to Nairobi, Kenya Jomo Kenyatta Int. Airport. Shortly after takeoff, the Angle of Attack sensor recorded value became erroneous and the left stick shaker activated and remained active until near the end of the flight. In addition, the airspeed and altitude values from the left air data system began deviating from the corresponding right side values. Due to flight control problems, the Captain was unable to maintain the flight path and requested to return back to the departure airport. The crew lost control of the aircraft which crashed at 5: 44 UTC 28 NM South East of Addis Ababa near Ejere village. Both CVR and DFDR were recovered in the morning of March 11. The 737 MAX 8 version was grounded until further notice.

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Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Finca La Bendición: 14 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2019 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2494
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Jose del Guaviare – Villavicencio
MSN:
33105/16357
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While descending to Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport, the crew contacted ATC and declared an emergency when the airplane crashed in flames in a palm grove located in Finca La Bendición, about 35 km south of La Vanguardia Airport. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire and all 14 occupants were killed.

Crash of an Embraer ERJ-145XR in Presque Isle

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2019 at 1143 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N14171
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Newark - Presque Isle
MSN:
145-859
YOM:
2004
Flight number:
UA4933
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Newark on flight UA4933 (CommutAir flight CS4933), the crew started the descent to runway 01 at Presque Isle Airport, Maine. At 1109LT, at an altitude of 2,000 feet, in a limited visibility due to snow falls and freezing rain, the captain decided to initiate a go-around. About 20 minutes later, the crew started a second approach to runway 01. After touchdown, the aircraft went out of control and veered off runway to the right. While contacting snow, both main landing gears collapsed. The left main gear was torn off and collided with the left engine before the airplane came to a stop. A crew member and three passengers were injured. At the time of the accident, the visibility was limited to a half a mile in snow falls and freezing rain. Also, it was reported that both the freezing rain sensor and the Runway Visual Range (RVR) system values were not available at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Boeing 757-23N in Georgetown: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2018 at 0253 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N524AT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Georgetown – Toronto
MSN:
30233/895
YOM:
1999
Flight number:
OJ256
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
120
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan Airport at 0209LT on an international schedule flight to Toronto-Lester Bowles Pearson Airport, carrying 120 passengers (118 adults and two children) and 8 crew members. At 0222LT, while climbing to 21,000 feet, the crew encountered technical problems with the hydraulic systems and was cleared to return. The captain made a 180 turn and followed a circuit and a holding pattern until he started the final approach to runway 06. After touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure but the airplane was apparently unable to stop within the remaining distance. Approaching the end of the runway, the aircraft veered to the right, lost its right main gear and came to rest in a sandy area with the right engine torn off and the right wing severely damaged. All 128 occupants evacuated and six of them were slightly injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. A week after the accident, a 86 year old woman died from her injuries (fractured skull).

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Arkhangelsk

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-84674
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Arkhangelsk – Mezen
MSN:
1G191-52
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Arkhangelsk to Mezen, the crew encountered various problems and elected to make an emergency landing. The airplane struck trees and eventually crashed in a wooded area located about 50 km northeast of Arkhangelsk. All 13 occupants were rescued, two of them were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. It is believed that the crew encountered icing conditions.

Crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 off Jakarta: 189 killed

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2018 at 0631 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-LQP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jakarta - Pangkal Pinang
MSN:
43000
YOM:
2018
Flight number:
JT610
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
181
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
189
Captain / Total flying hours:
6028
Captain / Total hours on type:
5176.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5174
Copilot / Total hours on type:
4286
Aircraft flight hours:
895
Aircraft flight cycles:
443
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed runway 25L at Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 0621LT bound for Pangkal Pinang, carrying 181 passengers and 8 crew members. The crew was cleared to climb but apparently encountered technical problems and was unable to reach a higher altitude than 5,375 feet. At this time, the flight shows erratic speed and altitude values. The pilot declared an emergency and elected to return to Jakarta when control was lost while at an altitude of 3,650 feet and at a speed of 345 knots. The airplane entered a dive and crashed 12 minutes after takeoff into the Kerawang Sea, about 63 km northeast from its departure point. The airplane disintegrated on impact and few debris were already recovered but unfortunately no survivors. It has been reported that the aircraft suffered various technical issues during the previous flight on Sunday night but was released for service on Monday morning. Brand new, the airplane was delivered to Lion Air last August 18. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were considered as good. The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) was found on 14 January 2019. In the initial stages of the investigation, it was found that there is a potential for repeated automatic nose down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer when the flight control system on a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft receives an erroneously high single AOA sensor input. Such a specific condition could among others potentially result in the stick shaker activating on the affected side and IAS, ALT and/or AOA DISAGREE alerts. The logic behind the automatic nose down trim lies in the aircraft's MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) that was introduced by Boeing on the MAX series aircraft. This feature was added to prevent the aircraft from entering a stall under specific conditions. On November 6, 2018, Boeing issued an Operations Manual Bulletin (OMB) directing operators to existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is erroneous input from an AOA sensor. On November 7, the FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring "revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with runaway horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions.