Crash of a Canadair CL-605 Challenger in Truckee: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2021 at 1318 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N605TR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Coeur d'Alene - Truckee
MSN:
5715
YOM:
2008
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Coeur d'Alene-Pappy Boyington Field at 1145LT on a private flight to Truckee-Tahoe Airport. While descending to runway 20, at a distance of about 8 km from the runway threshold, the crew started a right hand turn for a visual approach to runway 11. While completing a last turn to the left, the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane that crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Monterey: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2021 at 1045 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N678SW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterey – Salinas
MSN:
421C-1023
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Monterey Airport runway 10R, while climbing, the pilot reported problems and elected to return. Shortly later, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed on a house located 2 km south of the airfield, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed. There were no injuries on the ground.

Crash of a Boeing 737-275C off Honolulu

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2021 at 0145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N810TA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Honolulu – Kahului
MSN:
21116/427
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
MUI810
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 0133LT on a cargo service (flight MUI810) to Kahului. While climbing by night, the crew contacted ATC and declared an emergency following the failure of the left engine, and was cleared to return. Due to the position of the aircraft, the crew was suggested to divert to Kalaeloa Airport located about 15 km west of Honolulu Intl Airport. Eventually, the crew elected to ditch the aircraft that came to rest about 3 km south of Kalaeloa Airport. Both pilots were seriously injured and rescued by USCG. The aircraft sank and was lost. Operations to recover the wreckage are under way.

Crash of a Piper PA-60 Aerostar (Ted Smith 600) in Wichita

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2021 at 1910 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N10HK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sioux Falls – Wichita
MSN:
60-0715-8061222
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Wichita-Colonel James Jabara Airport, the pilot reported technical problems and elected to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field located about 3,5 km short of runway 18. The pilot escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I/SP in Smyrna: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 29, 2021 at 1055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N66BK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
501-0254
YOM:
1982
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport runway 32 at 1053LT with six passengers and one pilot on board. After takeoff, the aircraft entered a right turn and climbed to 2,900 feet when it lost height and descended to 1,800 feet before climbing again to 3,000 feet. It then entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in the Percy Priest Lake, about 5 km east of the airport. All seven occupants were killed, among them the American actor Joe Lara aged 58.

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.