Crash of a Conair Turbo Firecat in Générac: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 2, 2019 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBAA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nîmes - Nîmes
MSN:
456
YOM:
1958
Flight number:
Pélican 22
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Nîmes-Garons Airbase on a fire fighting mission near Générac, a village located about 6 km southwest of the airbase. While approaching the fire zone at low height, the twin engine airplane struck trees and crashed in a huge explosion. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced due to thick smoke.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Lake Boulene: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GRHF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1123
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed La Minerve, in the Laurentides, in the afternoon, on a flight to a fishing camp located by a small lake northeast of Chibougamau. En route, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances near Lake Boulène, about 100 km south of Chibougamau. The wreckage was spotted few hours later by the crew of a RCAF C-130 Hercules in a remote area. A passenger was injured while three other occupants, among them pilot Jim Duggan, were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Hawk Junction: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2019 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FBBG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Hawk Junction - Oba Lake
MSN:
358
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Hawk Air seaplane base on Hawk Lake near Hawk Junction on a positioning flight to Oba Lake, carrying two Hawk Air's employees, a pilot and a co-worker. Shortly after takeoff, the floatplane crashed near a power substation and was destroyed. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Mlyny

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-43983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1G210-60
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in flames in a wooded area. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Rodina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0329 (TBC)
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a spraying mission on behalf of Rodina Agrofirm and completed five rotations in the morning. After refueling with chemicals, the airplane took off from an airfield located about 10 km from the village of Rodina. Shortly after takeoff, it collided with the wooden pillar of an electric power line, lost height and crashed in flames 100 meters further. The captain was killed while two other occupants were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries. The registration UP-A0329 is not confirmed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Dabady

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2019 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-81519
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G208-19
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
3690
Circumstances:
The crew departed Kyren Airport at 1600LT on a crop spraying mission to treat forests. About 40 minutes after departure, while flying at a speed of 140 km/h, the crew encountered downdrafts and the airplane lost height. Due to mountainous terrain, the crew made a turn to the right but the airplane continued to descend. The captain attempted an emergency landing when, at a speed of 85 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 16 km southeast of Dabady. Both pilots were injured and evacuated to Irkutsk a day later.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage near Aventon: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2019 at 1345 LT
Registration:
N709CH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Naples - Easton
MSN:
46-36431
YOM:
2007
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 27,000 feet from Naples (Florida), to Easton (Maryland) in marginal weather conditions, the single engine airplane suffered a structural failure when both wings separated. Out of control, the airplane entered a dive and crashed inverted in a wooded area located near Aventon. The airplane was totally destroyed and all four occupants and two dogs were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 65 near New Albany: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2019 at 1514 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N265DS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Broomfield - University-Oxford - Hamilton
MSN:
465-45
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On April 13, 2019 about 1514 CDT, a Rockwell International NA-265-65 airplane, N265DS, impacted terrain near New Albany, Mississippi, following a reported electrical malfunction. The two commercial pilots and one passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to Classic Aviation Inc. and operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions were reported at the accident site and along the route of flight about the time of the accident, and the flight was operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from University-Oxford Airport (UOX), Mississippi, at 1506 and was destined for Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport (HAB), Georgia. According to recordings of ATC communications, at 1501 the flight requested a clearance from ATC to depart UOX and proceed to HAB. ATC provided a clearance. The next communication occurred at 1506 when the flight reported climbing through 1,300 ft. ATC notified the flight of moderate to severe precipitation in the area of UOX and provided a clearance to 11k ft MSL. At 1508 ATC queried the flight for their altitude and informed the flight of moderate to heavy precipitation along their route of flight. The flight acknowledged the radio call and informed ATC they were climbing through 9k ft for 11k ft. About 1512 ATC queried the flight if they were having navigation issues or if they were deviating. The flight responded they were deviating and that they were having "AC voltage problems." The last radio call received from the flight was an acknowledgement of a heading assignment to 095° at 1513. The airplane disappeared from radar about 30 seconds later and the ATC controller tried unsuccessfully to raise the flight on the radio at that time. Preliminary radar data began tracking the airplane at 1506. The airplane transponder stopped transmitting Mode 3A information about 1508, so no altitude information was available for the remainder of the flight. The airplane maintained an approximate heading of 080° from 1506 until about 1510. At 1510 the airplane turned right to about 120° heading. At 1512 the airplane made a left turn to about 040° heading. At 1513 the airplane began a right turn that continued to a heading of about 270° until radar contact was lost at 1513:26. The final radar return was about .5 miles southeast of the accident location. The airplane impacted terrain in a wooded and rural area on a 005° heading. Broken trees indicated the airplane attitude at impact was about 50° right bank and 20° nose low. The wreckage was highly fragmented and spread over an area about 800 ft wide and 1,500 ft long. A cockpit voice recorder was recovered and sent to the NTSB recorder's laboratory for examination.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Sayaxché: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2019
Operator:
Registration:
N2613
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
In the morning, the Guatemala Army Forces were informed by ATC that a PA-31 entered the Guatemala Airspace without prior permission. The twin engine airplane crashed in a wooded area located near the farm of Sepens located in the region of Sayaxché, Petén. The aircraft was partially destroyed by impact forces and both occupants were killed. A sticker was set on the fuselage with the registration N2613 which is wrong.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near San Rafael de Yuma

Date & Time: Apr 5, 2019 at 2228 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV312
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Venezuela in the evening on a probable drug smuggling flight with an unknown destination. At 2226LT, after it entered the Dominican Airspace, a crew of the Dominican Air Force was dispatched with an Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano but the PA-31 disappeared from radar screens at 2228LT after crashing in a sugar cane field located in the region of San Rafael de Yuma, between La Romana and Punta Cana. Due to limited visibility caused by night and poor weather conditions, SAR operations were suspended shortly after midnight. The wreckage was found in the next early morning. Nobody was found on site and the aircraft is probably written off. The registration YV312 may be a wrong one.