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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T in Alta Mesa

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2021 at 1615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N857PF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G108-57
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Alta Mesa Airpark, while climbing, the single engine aircraft rolled to the left, stalled and crashed in a garden, bursting into flames. All four occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Cessna 340A in Santee: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2021 at 1214 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7022G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Yuma – San Diego
MSN:
340A-0695
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a flight from Yuma to San Diego. While descending to San Diego-Montgomery-Gibbs Airport, he reported technical problems and was cleared to divert to Santee-Gillespie Field for an emergency landing. On short final, the aircraft went out of control and crashed onto two houses located at the intersection of Jeremy Street and Greenscastle Street, some 3,3 km short of runway 17. Two houses, the aircraft and several vehicles were destroyed. The pilot and the driver of a UPS truck were killed. Two people in a house were also injured.

Crash of a Canadair CL-605 Challenger in Truckee: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2021 at 1319 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:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
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 six 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 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 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Eureka

Date & Time: Feb 6, 2020 at 0655 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N24MG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sacramento – Eureka
MSN:
208B-0850
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
BXR1966
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Sacramento-Mather. On approach to Eureka-Murray Field, he encountered poor visibility due to fog when the single engine airplane crashed in the Arcata Bay, few miles offshore, and came to rest upside down. The pilot, uninjured, was rescued by USCG.

Crash of a Stinson V-77 Reliant in Auburn: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 24, 2020 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N50249
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Auburn - Auburn
MSN:
77-458
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On January 24, 2020, about 1000 Pacific standard time, a Stinson Vultee V-77 airplane, N50249, was destroyed when it collided with terrain about 3/4-mile northeast of Auburn Municipal Airport (AUN), Auburn, California. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured, and the private pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane departed AUN about 0945. Several witnesses reported that they heard the airplane's engine "backfiring" and "stuttering" and subsequently heard the engine quit. Additionally, a witness at the airport, who was monitoring the airport's Unicom frequency, stated that he heard the pilot of the accident airplane make a distress call reporting that he had lost his engine and shortly thereafter heard the pilot radio that he was going down in the trees. Examination of the wreckage by the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-incharge revealed that the airplane struck tall trees and subsequently came to rest in rocky wooded terrain, located near the top of a hill. All major components of the airplane necessary for flight were located at the accident site. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Crash of a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang in El Monte

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2019 at 1113 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N551WH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Monte - Thermal
MSN:
510-0055
YOM:
2008
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, the airplane failed to takeoff from runway 01 at El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport and overran. It struck a perimeter fence, lost its undercarriage and came to rest with its right wing partially torn off. Both occupants were slightly injured.

Crash of a Cessna 560XL Citation Excel in Oroville

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2019 at 1130 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N91GY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oroville - Portland
MSN:
560-5314
YOM:
2003
Flight number:
DPJ91
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the crew encountered an unexpected situation, decided to abandon the procedure and initiated an emergency braking maneuver. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and came to a halt in an area of dry grass where a fire broke out. All 10 occupants evacuated the cabin and were unhurt while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Beechcraft B60 Duke in Fullerton: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 18, 2019 at 1950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N65MY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Fullerton - Heber City
MSN:
P-314
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 24 at Fullerton Airport, while climbing to a height of 50 feet at a speed of 69 knots, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames onto the runway. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.