Crash of a Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander in Pembroke Park: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 28, 2020 at 0900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N900DT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Pompano Beach – North Perry
MSN:
500-3056
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While descending to North Perry Airport on a flight from Pompano Beach, the twin engine aircraft struck the facade of a public storage facility building and crashed in a parking lot located in an industrial estate in Pembroke Park. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A near Punto Fijo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N400RS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
380-25
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft entered the Venezuelan airspace without flight plan and authorisation. While flying over the Paraguaña Peninsula at low altitude, the crew was forced to land when control was lost. The aircraft crashed in shallow water few meters offshore, lost its tail and both wings. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 near Lindoso: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2020 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-HET
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1034
YOM:
1974
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Operated by the Compañía de Extinción General de Incendios (CEGISA), the aircraft was dispatched over the region of Lindoso (near the border with Spain) to fight a fire on behalf of the Civil Security of Portugal (Autoridade Nacional de Emergência e Proteção Civil). In unknown circumstances, the aircraft struck the slope of a hilly and rocky terrain located in the Gerês Mountain Range, about 14 km southeast of Lindoso, few km south of the Portugal - Spain border. The tail separated on impact and the cockpit was destroyed. The Portuguese captain aged 65 was killed while the Spanish copilot aged 39 was seriously injured and transferred to an hospital in Alto Minho.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-325 Navajo C/R in Sumter

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2020 at 1037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GXKS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7512038
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing near Sumter for unknown reasons. The twin engine airplane was engaged in a mineral expiration for the United States Geological Survey, a scientific agency of the federal government. Both occupants were transported to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Cessna 401A in the Lake Maracaibo

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N17JE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Plata – Santa Cruz de Barahona
MSN:
401A-0082
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Puerto Plata-Gregorio Luperón Airport at 1718LT on a flight to Santa Cruz de Barahona. En route, the pilot was informed that this airport is closed to all traffic after 1700LT and decided to return to Puerto Plata. A last radio communication was recorded with ATC when the aircraft disappeared from radar screens eight minutes later. Dominican authorities thought the aircraft may have crashed in the septentrional mountain range and SAR operations were initiated. Few hours later, the wreckage was found in a marshy area of the Lake Maracaibo, more than 1,000 km south of Puerto Plata. All three occupants were found alive and arrested while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Venezuelan authorities reported the aircraft and its occupants were engaged in an illegal narcotic flight.

Crash of a Beechcraft 350i Super King Air on Mt Artos: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 15, 2020 at 2245 LT
Operator:
Registration:
EM-809
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Van - Van
MSN:
FL-896
YOM:
2015
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Van-Ferit Melen Airport at 1834LT on a survey/reconnaissance mission over the province of Hakkari and Van, carrying five passengers and two pilots. At 2232LT, the crew informed ATC about his position vertical to Başkale on approach to Van-Ferit Melen Airport. Thirteen minutes later, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Artos located 30 km southwest of runway 03 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all seven occupants were killed.

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

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2020 at 0410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40851
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1G174-47
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission near the village of Kistenovo (about 160 km southeast of Nizhny Novgorod). In unclear circumstances, it appears that the aircraft struck high tension wires then crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The captain was seriously injured while the copilot was killed. Two days later, the captain died from his injuries.

Crash of a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne near Eatonton: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jun 5, 2020 at 1513 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N135VE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Williston – New Castle
MSN:
31-7520024
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Willison Airport, Florida, at 1401LT bound for New Castle, Indiana, with four passengers and one pilot on board. Almost an hour into the flight, while cruising at an altitude of 25,000 feet, the aircraft entered a right turn then control was lost. While descending, the aircraft lost several pieces (wing parts) and caught fire before crashing in a wooded area located 6 miles northeast of Eatonton, bursting into flames. All five occupants were killed. They were on their way to funeral in Indiana.

Crash of a Cessna 402C in Hampton

Date & Time: May 9, 2020 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4661N
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Peachtree City - Peachtree City
MSN:
402C-0019
YOM:
1979
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport at 0921LT on a survey flight of an area located north of Atlanta. In the afternoon, while returning to its base, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near Hampton. The wreckage was found near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Both occupants were injured.

Crash of a Piper PA-61 Aerostar (Ted Smith 601) in Powder Wash: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2020 at 2130 LT
Registration:
N601X
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
61-0393-117
YOM:
1977
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in an isolated area located near Powder Wash, about 176 miles northwest of its departure point, Fort Collins-Loveland-Northern Colorado Regional Airport. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.