Crash of a Beechcraft A90 King Air in Slidell: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2016 at 2115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7MC
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Slidell - Slidell
MSN:
LM-106
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
18163
Captain / Total hours on type:
614.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7769
Copilot / Total hours on type:
22
Aircraft flight hours:
15208
Circumstances:
The airline transport pilot and commercial copilot were conducting a mosquito abatement application flight. Although flight controls were installed in both positions, the pilot typically operated the airplane. During a night, visual approach to landing at their home airfield, the airplane was on the left base leg and overshot the runway's extended centerline and collided with 80-ft-tall power transmission towers and then impacted terrain. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Both pilots were experienced with night operations, especially at their home airport. The pilot had conducted operations at the airport for 14 years and the copilot for 31 years, which might have led to crew complacency on the approach . Adequate visibility and moon disk illumination were available; however, the area preceding the runway is a marsh and lacks cultural lighting, which can result in black-hole conditions in which pilots may perceive the airplane to be higher than it actually is while conducting an approach visually. The circumstances of the accident are consistent with the pilot experiencing the black hole illusion which contributed to him flying an approach profile that was too low for the distance remaining to the runway. It is likely that the pilot did not maintain adequate crosscheck of his altimeter and radar altimeter during the approach and that the copilot did not monitor the airplane's progress; thus, the flight crew did not recognize that they were not maintaining a safe approach path. Further, it is likely that neither pilot used the visual glidepath indicator at the airport, which is intended to be a countermeasure against premature descent in visual conditions.
Probable cause:
The unstable approach in black-hole conditions, resulting in the airplane overshooting the runway extended centerline and descending well below a safe glidepath for the runway.
Contributing to the accident was the lack of monitoring by the copilot allowing the pilot to fly well below a normal glidepath.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Maryevka: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 14, 2016 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a field located in Maryevka while completing a spraying mission. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Aksarino

Date & Time: Apr 3, 2016 at 0732 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-54828
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aksarino - Aksarino
MSN:
1G184-35
YOM:
16
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6095
Aircraft flight hours:
6782
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was engaged in a spraying mission in a field located near Aksarino, Republic of Tatarstan, and the aircraft was carrying a load of 1,200 kilos of fertilizers. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the engine encountered technical problems. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field and came to rest. The aircraft was severely damaged while the pilot escaped unhurt.
Probable cause:
Investigations revealed that the fuel was contaminated with water. After takeoff, the contaminated fuel entered into the fuel supply system, causing the engine to fail. It is reported that the aircraft was refueled from a truck.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Stăncuța: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2015 at 0740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-PEG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G197-44
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
6000
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in an agricultural mission when he was forced to make an emergency landing, apparently due to an engine failure. The aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located in Stăncuța. Both crew members were seriously injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Few hours later, the captain died from his injuries.

Crash of a PAC Fletcher FU-24-954 in Mount Linton

Date & Time: Nov 14, 2014 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-EMN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
265
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was engaged in an agricultural spraying mission on this FU-24-954. The single engine aircraft hit the terrain in Mount Linton, near Ohai. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and the pilot, sole aboard, was seriously injured.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Prototskiye

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-17890
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Prototskiye - Prototskiye
MSN:
1G205-31
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
7503
Aircraft flight cycles:
38974
Circumstances:
On a crop-spraying flight from Prototskiye (Krasnoarmeisk district of the Krasnodar region), the engine lost power while the aircraft was flying at a height of some 45 metres. The crew attempted to make an forced landing in a rice paddy field located some 2 km east of Prototskiye, but the aircraft nosed over during the landing run and came to rest upside down in shallow water. Those parts of the fuselage which were above the water were consumed by the erupting fire and both pilots escaped unhurt.
Probable cause:
Engine failure caused by the fatigue of the exhaust collector.

Crash of a PAC Cresco 08-600 in Otane

Date & Time: Feb 4, 2014 at 0600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-LTE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Otane - Otane
MSN:
029
YOM:
0
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot and the passenger were involved in a top dressing mission in the region of Otane, south of Hastings, New Zealand. On final approach, aircraft seemed to be too low and hit tree tops before crashing nose down in a prairie. Both occupants were seriously injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed. It was dark at the time of the accident as the sunrise was computed at 0639LT.

Crash of a Shijiazhuang Yunsunji Y-5 in Danfeng: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2013 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
B-8473
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Danfeng - Danfeng
MSN:
0101
YOM:
1989
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in an agricultural spraying mission. While cruising at low altitude, aircraft hit tree tops, stalled and crashed in a wooded area. While the captain was seriously injured, the copilot was killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Pyatykhatki

Date & Time: Jul 21, 2013 at 0635 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-ART
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G234-55
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a crop spraying flight in the Krasnoperekopsk district of the autonomous Republic of Crimea when the engine failed while the aircraft was flying at a height of some 35-40 metres. Crew attempted a forced landing in a rice field near Pyatykhatki but the wheels got stuck in the soft ground and the aircraft nosed over, coming to rest upside down. While both occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure caused by soot deposits in a discharge valve.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Terenozek: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 28, 2013 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UP-A0190
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a crop spraying flight when accident occurred in unknown circumstances in the region of Terenozek, Kyzylorda Province. One occupant was killed while the second one was injured.