Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Hilltop Lakes: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2020 at 1049 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N236KM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Horseshoe Bay – Natchitoches
MSN:
46-8508014
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route from Horseshoe Bay to Natchitoches, the pilot reported engine problems and was cleared to divert to Hilltop Lakes Airport. On approach, the aircraft crashed in a field located few miles from runway 17 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a North American TB-25N Mitchell in Stockton

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2020 at 1930 LT
Registration:
N7946C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
108-33263
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Chino on a private flight. En route, he encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in an open field located west of Stockton, lost its undercarriage and both engines before coming to rest. All three occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Grumman E-2C Hawkeye in Wallops Island

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2020 at 1550 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
166503
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Norfolk-Chambers Field - Norfolk-Chambers Field
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft, assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 120 Fleet Replacement Squadron, departed Norfolk-Chambers Field NAS on a training flight. In the afternoon, the crew encountered an unexpected situation, abandoned the aircraft and bailed out. Out of control, the aircraft entered a dive and crashed in a field located near Wallops Island. All four occupants parachuted to safety while the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.

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 Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Rockford: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 20, 2020 at 1540 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N198DM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
BB-1198
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 01 at Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft rolled to the left and crashed in flames about 570 feet to the left of the main runway, about 3'600 feet from the runway threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed by fire and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

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 De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Soldotna: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2020 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4982U
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
904
YOM:
1956
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Soldotna, while cruising at a relative low height, the single engine aircraft collided with a private Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser registered N2587M. Both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a wooded area located about two miles northeast of Soldotna Airport. All six people on board the Beaver and the pilot on board the Piper were killed.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise in Sioux Falls: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2020 at 0415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N44MX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Everett – Huron
MSN:
1526
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
MDS44
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot departed Everett-Payne Field in the evening of June 6 on a cargo service to Huron, SD. En route, he was informed about the presence of thunderstorms in the Huron area and decided to divert to Sioux Falls Airport where he landed at 0140LT. Awaiting weather improvement, he left Sioux Falls around 0415LT to resume his flight to Huron. Upon takeoff, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances and was destroyed. The pilot was killed.

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 Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S off Aniak

Date & Time: May 28, 2020 at 1543 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N909AK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aniak - Aniak
MSN:
500-3232
YOM:
1975
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Aniak Airport runway 10, the pilot encountered engine problems. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in the Aniak River east of the airport. All four occupants were quickly rescued and medevaced to Anchorage. The aircraft was destroyed.