Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Denver

Date & Time: May 12, 2021 at 1023 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N280KL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Salida – Denver
MSN:
TC-280
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
LYM970
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight (service LYM970) from Salida to Denver-Centennial. On approach to runway 17L, at a distance of 4,2 km from the threshold, the aircraft collided with a private Cirrus SR22 registered N416DJ. The pilot of the Cirrus was able to activate the CAPS rescue parachute and the aircraft crash landed in a prairie. The crew of the Metro was able to continue the approach and to land without further problem. There were no casualties and both aircraft were damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-60 Aerostar (Ted Smith 600) in LaBelle: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 6, 2021 at 1520 LT
Registration:
C-FAAZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
60-0148-065
YOM:
1973
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from LaBelle Airport, the twin engine airplane crashed into trees located in a church garden located less than 2 km east of the airport. Apparently, the passenger survived while the pilot was killed. Engine failure was reported by the survivor.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise in Hattiesburg: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2021 at 2322 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N322TA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Shepard AFB - Destin
MSN:
760
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Shepard AFB (Wichita Falls) on a flight to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. En route, while descending by night to Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Airport, the aircraft crashed onto a house located about 3 km short of runway 13. The aircraft and the house were totally destroyed and all three occupants and one people in the house were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Waltreak: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2021 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N461DK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Muskogee – Williston
MSN:
46-8508102
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Muskogee, OK, to Williston, FL, the single engine crashed in unknown circumstances on hilly terrain near Waltreak, AR. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin IIIB in Winslow: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2021 at 1519 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N59EZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
T-394
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Scottsdale Airport with two pilots on board. En route, in unclear circumstances, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in an isolated area located in the region of Winslow, bursting into flames. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 340A in Tatum: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2021 at 1345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N801EC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Henderson - Henderson
MSN:
340A-0312
YOM:
1977
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Henderson-Rusk County Airport in the early afternoon for a local post maintenance test flight. En route, in unknown circumstances, it crashed near Tatum, northeast of Henderson. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II in Franklin

Date & Time: Mar 11, 2021 at 1515 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N80056
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
421B-0654
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Franklin-Macon County Airport, struck a fence and came to rest in a cornfield, bursting into flames. All four occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

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 Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II in Farmingdale

Date & Time: Jan 10, 2021 at 1300 LT
Registration:
N421DP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
421B-0353
YOM:
1973
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Farmingdale-Republic Airport, en route for Connecticut, the pilot reported an engine failure and elected to return. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in the Old Bethpage industrial park about 3 km north of the airport. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was destroyed.