Crash of a Beechcraft 350 Super King Air in Abuja: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2021 at 1148 LT
Operator:
Registration:
NAF201
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Abuja - Minna
MSN:
FL-585
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Abuja-Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, while climbing, the crew informed ATC about an engine failure and was cleared for an immediate return. On final approach to runway 22, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all 7 occupants were killed, among them two pilots, four ATOS specialists (Airborne Tactical Observation System) and one technician.

Crash of a Cessna 402B in Asunción: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2021 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
0221
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fuerte Olimpo – Asunción
MSN:
402B-1360
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On final approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed on a parking place and burst into flames. A passenger was seriously injured while seven other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 441 Conquest II near Winchester: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 2021 at 1648 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N44776
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Thomasville – Winchester
MSN:
441-0121
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While descending to Winchester Municipal Airport, TN, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area located on Mt Keith Spring, about 10 km southwest of Winchester Airport runway 36 threshold. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage in Worcester

Date & Time: Feb 2, 2021 at 1658 LT
Registration:
N221ST
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Martha’s Vineyard – Worcester
MSN:
46-36651
YOM:
2014
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Martha's Vineyard Airport at 1616LT outbound for Worcester, MA. On approach to Worcester Airport, the aircraft crashed in a snow covered terrain about 5 km short of runway 11. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12E in Mukinge

Date & Time: Jan 26, 2021 at 0850 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AF-222
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lusaka - Mukinge
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Lusaka Airport on a flight to Mukinge, carrying five crew members and a load of five diesel drums. After touchdown at Mukinge Airfield, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, collided with obstacles and came to rest with its nose and cockpit severely damaged. Both pilots were injured and three other crew members escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Rocky Point

Date & Time: Jan 23, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-JMR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
306-35
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a lagoon while involved in a contraband flight. Both pilots were uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Apparently, both wings were torn off.

Very hard landing of a Boeing 737-4Q8 in Exeter

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2021 at 0234 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-JMCY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
East Midlands – Exeter
MSN:
25114/2666
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
NPT05L
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed East Midlands Airport on a night cargo flight to Exeter on behalf of the Royal Mail. For unknown reasons, the aircraft landed hard at Exeter Airport runway 29. The crew was able to vacate the runway and park the aircraft on apron where major damages to the fuselage were noted. Due to the extent of damages, the cargo could not be unloaded. The aircraft seems to be damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12 II in Voi: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 12, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Voi
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On approach to Voi Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Irima located about 9 km north from runway 18 threshold. All four occupants were killed. Registration unconfirmed.

Crash of a Learjet 31A in Diamantina

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-BBV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Diamantina
MSN:
31-113
YOM:
1995
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed São Paulo-Congonhas Airport on an ambulance flight to Diamantina, carrying two doctors and two pilots. After landing on runway 03, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran, went down a ravine and came to rest. All four occupants evacuated with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu off Naples

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2020 at 1220 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N662TC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sarasota - Key West
MSN:
46-8508095
YOM:
1985
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Sarasota-Bradenton Airport at 1140LT and continued to the south heading 178° at an altitude of 6,725 feet. While flying along the coast, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently decided to divert to Naples Airport. Eventually, he ditched the aircraft near the Naples' Pier and the aircraft came to rest less than 500 metres offshore. Both occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft later sank.