Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX in Snohomish: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2022 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N2069B
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Renton - Renton
MSN:
208B-5657
YOM:
2021
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Renton Airport with four people on board, apparently on a pre-delivery check flight. In unknown circumstances, it went out of control and crashed in a prairie located near Snohomish, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed. It is believed that the airplane suffered a wing failure in flight.

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 Boeing B-17G-95-DL Flying Fortress in Dallas: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 12, 2022 at 1321 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N7227C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dallas - Dallas
MSN:
32513
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The Boeing B-17 was taking part to an airshow at Dallas-Executive (Redbird) Airport, carrying five people. While passing over the airfield at a relative low altitude, it collided with a Bell P-63 Kingcobra that was engaged in the same manoeuvre and coming from its left. The B-17 was cut in two, entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The P-63 was also destroyed. All six people in both aircraft were killed. At the time of the collision, the B-17 was following a straight-in course while the P-63 was supposed to cut its trajectory behind. Obviously, the pilot of the P-63 misjudged the situation.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E20 in South Kivu: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2022 at 1432 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GPK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kasese – Goma
MSN:
86 17 02
YOM:
1986
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Kasese Airport at 1500LT on a cargo flight to Goma, carrying two pilots, one passenger and a load of various goods. En route, weather conditions deteriorated with low clouds and heavy rain falls. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated and the wreckage was found two days later in a dense wooded area located in South Kivu, about 139 km southwest of Goma. The airplane was destroyed by a post impact fire and all three occupants were killed.
Crew:
Peter Sabo +1.

Crash of a Canadair CL-415 near Linguaglossa: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 27, 2022
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-DPCN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lamezia Terme - Lamezia Terme
MSN:
2070
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew departed Lamezia Terme Airport on a fire fighting mission at the foot of the Etna Volcano, north of Catania. Approaching the area on fire, the crew initiated a right hand turn and while descending to rising terrain, the right wing tip impacted the ground, causing the aircraft to crash, bursting into flames. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near San Lorenzo

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2022 at 0915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-2228
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Lorenzo – Tarapoto
MSN:
208B-0802
YOM:
2000
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed San Lorenzo at 0900LT on a flight to Tarapoto, carrying 10 passengers and two pilots. About 15 minutes into the flight, the crew encountered technical problems with the engine and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a wooded area located some 15 km southeast of San Lorenzo. All 12 occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander on Moa Island

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2022 at 1340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-WQA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saibai Island - Horn Island
MSN:
494
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a routine school charter flight from Saibai Island to Horn Island. En route, the pilot encountered engine troubles and was forced to shut down one engine. He reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing on Moa Island when the airplane impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area. The tail section separated upon impact and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Fortunately, all seven occupants evacuated safely.

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 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.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3T Otter into the Mutiny Bay: 10 killed

Date & Time: Sep 4, 2022 at 1511 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N725TH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Friday Harbor – Renton
MSN:
466
YOM:
1967
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Friday Harbor on a taxi flight to Renton, carrying nine passengers and one pilot. Half way, the airplane climbed from 600 to 1,000 feet when the speed dropped. The float plane crashed into the Mutiny Bay off Whidbey Island. A dead body was quickly found but during the night of September 6, US Coast Guard suspended the search for nine people who are missing. Searches by the USCG and local agencies spanned about 2,100 nautical miles without success.