Crash of an Antonov AN-26KPA near Khabarovsk: 6 killed

Date & Time: Sep 22, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26673
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
84 08
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing an aerial work mission (calibration), carrying six crew members. En route, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area located on the slope of Mt Khrebtovaya located in the Bolchoï Khekhtsir Mountain Range. The wreckage was found a day later at an altitude of 786 metres and some 38-40 km southwest from the Khabarovsk-Novy Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and all six occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced to 2 km due to low clouds.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Bilogai: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2021 at 0737 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-OTW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nabire – Bilogai
MSN:
493
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Nabire Airport at 0640LT on a cargo flight to Bilogai, carrying three crew members and a load of building materials. On approach to Bilogai-Sugapa Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions when the aircraft impacted trees and crashed on the slope of a mountain. The wreckage was found about three hours later at an altitude of 2,400 metres some 3,4 km west of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beriev Be-200Chs near Kahramanmaraş: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-88450
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
64620090311
YOM:
2020
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Owned and operated by the Russian Navy, the aircraft was dispatched in Turkey in July to help the Turkish government (General Directorate of Forestry) to fight raging forest fires in the southeast part of the country. On board were eight crew members, five Russian and three Turkish. After the aircraft drop water on fire, the crew elected to gain height when the aircraft impacted terrain and crashed on the slope of a mountain, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 8 occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Ketchikan: 6 killed

Date & Time: Aug 5, 2021 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1249K
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
1594
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ketchikan on a local excursion with five passengers and one pilot on board. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed 8 miles northeast of Ketchikan, in the area of the Misty Fjords National Monument. The Coast Guard got an emergency signal from the aircraft around 1120LT. The wreckage was found around 1430LT on a ridgeline at an altitude of 1,400 feet. All six occupants were killed, among them five tourists who just arrived in Ketchikan from the Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3C near Restrepo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 8, 2021 at 0705 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-2820
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Villavicencio - Villavicencio
MSN:
20171
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport in the early morning on a local training mission. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed in a wooded and hilly terrain located in the region of Restrepo. All three crew members 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 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Marsabit: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-JKN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
208B-0688
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
In the morning, the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances on the slope of a mountain near Marsabit, while on a cargo flight. Both pilots 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 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 Cessna 560 Citation V near Dant: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 9, 2021 at 1335 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N3RB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Troutdale – Boise
MSN:
560-0035
YOM:
1989
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Troutdale Airport at 1248LT on a flight to Boise. Over the region of Dant, while cruising at an altitude of 31,000 feet, the aircraft initiated a turn to the right. About two minutes later, as its altitude was decreasing, the aircraft entered a spiral right turn and completed almost 10 circles before it crashed at high speed (about 384 knots according to the radar) on the slope of Mt Mutton, some 16 km southwest of the village of Dant. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both occupants were killed. According to ATC record, the crew was cleared to climb to FL230 direct to Boise, but for unknown reasons, the crew continued to climb above FL230 without permission until control was lost at FL310.