Crash of a Douglas DC-4 near San Cristóbal de Las Casas: 10 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
An in-flight fire in the cabin forced the crew to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing when control was lost. The airplane crashed in flames in an uninhabited area located in the region of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. The aircraft was destroyed and all 10 occupants were killed, among them two Swiss citizens.

Crash of a Beechcraft E18 off The Bahamas: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 2, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4442
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale - Cat Island
MSN:
BA-8
YOM:
1954
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Captain / Total hours on type:
17.00
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Cat Island, the twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea off The Bahamas Islands. SAR operations were initiated but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the aircraft nor the pilot was found.
Probable cause:
Due to lack of evidences as the wreckage was not found, it was not possible to determine a probable cause of the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft D18S into the Atlantic Ocean: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 1975 at 1756 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N80006
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale - Great Inagua
MSN:
A-65
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
1350
Captain / Total hours on type:
845.00
Circumstances:
En route from Fort Lauderdale to Great Inagua Island, the pilot reported he was short of fuel. Radar contact was lost after the airplane crashed in to the sea. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended after few days as no trace of the airplane nor the three occupants was found.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure due to fuel exhaustion. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Inadequate preflight preparation,
- Became lost/disoriented,
- Fuel exhaustion,
- Improperly loaded aircraft.
Final Report:

Crash of a Chase C-122C Avitruc off Bimini: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 11, 1967 at 0937 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N122E
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale - Bimini
MSN:
CY-879
YOM:
1954
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
4042
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini, carrying various equipment for a movie. While approaching Bimini Island, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few days later asa no trace of the aircraft nor the four crew members was found. Some debris were eventually spotted few days later floating on water northwest of Bimini Island.
Probable cause:
Due to lack of evidence, the cause of the accident could not be determined.
Final Report: