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Crash of a Saab 340 in Washington DC

Date & Time: Jun 8, 2005 at 2137 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N40SZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
White Plains-Washington DC
MSN:
040
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
UA7564
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4673
Captain / Total hours on type:
3476.00
Aircraft flight hours:
41441
Circumstances:
On final approach, the right main gear was not fully extended and locked. Ground personnel observed that the right landing gear was extended but could not confirm that it was locked. On landing on runway 19L, the right landing gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest in a grassy area. Nobody was hurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

Crash of a Boeing 757 in Washington DC: 64 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2001 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N644AA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Washington-Los Angeles
MSN:
24602
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
AA077
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
58
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
64
Aircraft flight hours:
33432
Aircraft flight cycles:
11789

Crash of a Learjet 25 in Washington DC: 12 killed

Date & Time: Jun 18, 1994 at 0625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-BBA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mexico-New Orleans-Washington
MSN:
25-223
YOM:
1977
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Aircraft flight hours:
6118
Aircraft flight cycles:
5664

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Washington DC: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 20, 1988 at 1608 LT
Registration:
N7267
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Washington-Washington
MSN:
195
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
12400
Aircraft flight hours:
10513

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Washington DC

Date & Time: Dec 18, 1987 at 1936 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N23AZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Newark-Washington DC
MSN:
TC-260
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7200
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Aircraft flight hours:
12820

Crash of a Boeing 737-222 in Washington DC: 78 killed

Date & Time: Jan 13, 1982 at 1601 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N62AF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Washington DC - Tampa - Fort Lauderdale
MSN:
19556/130
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
QH090
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
74
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
78
Captain / Total flying hours:
8300
Captain / Total hours on type:
1852.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3353
Copilot / Total hours on type:
992
Aircraft flight hours:
23608
Aircraft flight cycles:
29549

Crash of a Beechcraft A90 King Air in Washington DC: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1975 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N57V
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Columbus - Washington DC
MSN:
LJ-268
YOM:
1967
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
9745
Captain / Total hours on type:
50.00
Circumstances:
On a VOR/DME approach to Washington-National Airport, the crew encountered low clouds and failed to realize his altitude was insufficient. On final, the twin engine airplane struck a radio antenna. Upon impact, the left wing was torn off and the aircraft crashed in flames in the garden of the American University campus. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined. The following findings were reported:
- Low ceiling,
- High obstructions,
- Separation of the left wing in flight,
- Descended below minimum approach segment altitude during VOR/DME approach,
- Hit radio tower, causing the left wing to separate.
Final Report:

Crash of a Short SC.7 Skyvan 3 Variant 200 in Washington DC: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 1970 at 1048 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N21CK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
New York-JFK - Washington DC
MSN:
1858
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
JTC106
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
10272
Captain / Total hours on type:
108.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
860
Copilot / Total hours on type:
7
Aircraft flight hours:
701
Circumstances:
At approximately 10:48 a.m. eastern daylight time on July 2, 1970, Short Brothers & Harland, Ltd., Skyvan Series 3, N21CK, operated by Jetco Aviation, Inc., Washington, D. C., as air taxi cargo flight, Flight 106, crashed during an approach to Washington National Airport. The aircraft was demolished but did not burn. Both cremnembers received fatal injuries. There were no passengers. According to witnesses, the aircraft was first visible to them, through fog and haze, when it was 700 to 800 feet above and about one-half mile out from the threshold of Runway 15. Shortly after the aircraft came into view of the witnesses, it nosed down and rolled left until the wings were nearly vertical. The nose-down angle steepened progressively until it reached 45° or more. The aircraft struck the water of Roaches Run in this attitude, cartwheeled onto the right wingtip and sank in water 12 to 15 feet deep about 1,800 feet north of the threshold of Runway 15. Both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the loss of effective elevator control due to the forward shift of improperly secured cargo when the aircraft was placed in a steep nose-down attitude during a landing approach in reduced visibility conditions.
Final Report: