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Crash of a Beechcraft C90B King Air in Georgetown

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2015 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N257CQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dayton – Lake Cumberland
MSN:
LJ-1419
YOM:
1995
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft experienced a loss of engine power during cruise flight and subsequently impacted terrain near Georgetown Scott County Airport – Marshall Field (27K), Georgetown, Kentucky. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries and the two other passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed the James M Cox Dayton International Airport (DAY), Dayton, Ohio, about 2023 with an intended destination of Lake Cumberland Regional Airport (SME), Somerset, Kentucky. The airplane was owned and operated by Absher Air LLC as a personal flight in accordance with the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. According to an interview the FAA inspector conducted with the pilot, a fuel crossfeed light illuminated, the pilot reset the indication, and the right engine immediately lost power while in cruise flight. He further reported that the autofeather system feathered the right engine propeller. The pilot could not recall feathering the left engine; however, due to the injuries the pilot sustained, the inspector suspended the interview until a later date. According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the airplane impacted the ground in a right wing low attitude. The airplane slid about 174 feet, impacted an embankment, became airborne, and then came to rest on airport property, about 238 feet from the initial impact location. According to FAA and local police photographs, the airplane came to rest upright, on the belly of the aircraft, parallel to an airport taxiway. The left engine propeller was found in the feathered position, separated from the engine flange, and was in the vicinity of the wreckage. All four propeller blades exhibited S-bending and chordwise scratching along the propeller face. The right engine propeller blade was in flat pitch; however, only one propeller blade was bent aft and no other damage was observed on the other three right engine propeller blades. Preliminary information revealed that the flight originated at Red Lake Airport (CYRL), Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, earlier in the afternoon, flew to Duluth International Airport (DLH), Duluth, Minnesota, where fuel records indicated the airplane was fueled with 140 gallons of Jet A fuel with prist. The flight departed DLH about 50 minutes later and then landed in DAY, prior to departing to SME. According to personnel at the three fixed base operations (FBO) facilities at DAY, the airplane was not fueled at DAY prior to departure. One FBO facility reported that security video captured the airplane taxiing onto the FBO ramp and the engines being shut down. Several people exited the airplane and were let out through the security gate to the parking lot. Subsequently, four people returned to the aircraft and it taxied out.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Jackson: 7 killed

Date & Time: Aug 28, 2006 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N408JC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wichita Falls-Hazard-Middleburg
MSN:
401-0075
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
107
Aircraft flight hours:
6387
Circumstances:

The aircraft was descending to Hazard-Ford airport when it crashed near Jackson, 40 km northeast of Hazard. The aircraft was flying from Wichita Falls (Texas) to Middleburg (Virginia) with in intermediate stop at Hazard. All 7 occupants were killed. Among them : the pilot, his wife, his mother-in-law and his four children.

Crash of a Canadair RegionalJet CRJ200 in Lexington: 49 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 2006 at 0607 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N431CA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lexington - Atlanta
MSN:
7472
YOM:
2001
Flight number:
DL5191
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
49
Captain / Total flying hours:
4710
Captain / Total hours on type:
3082.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6564
Copilot / Total hours on type:
940
Aircraft flight hours:
12048
Aircraft flight cycles:
14536
Circumstances:
On takeoff from Lexington-Blue Grass airport, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in a small wood located near the airport. All occupants, except the copilot, were killed. It is clearly defined that the crew attempted to takeoff from runway 26 which is 3,500 feet long instead of runway 22. It seems that this mistake, done by the crew, was contributed by low visibility (small shower front approaching and still dark). Due to short runway, the aircraft did not takeoff, hit trees and crashed. NTSB indicated that the taxiway to runway 22 has been modified recently, passing in front of the runway 26. Both pilots made a remark about the fact that the runway 26 was unlighted at the time of the accident. The flight was made on behalf of Delta Connection.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Somerset: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 16, 2003 at 2002 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N421TJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Griffith-Somerset
MSN:
421-0051
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
11732
Captain / Total hours on type:
518.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4129
Circumstances:

With a total of 11,732 flying hours and 518 on C421, the pilot continued its final approach under the minimum safe altitude. The aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area less than one mile from runway threshold.

Crash of a Learjet 25 in Lexington: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2002 at 1307 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N45CP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Marco Island-Lexington
MSN:
25-073
YOM:
1972
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2681
Captain / Total hours on type:
436.00
Aircraft flight hours:
7514

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Somerset: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 2000 at 1202 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N74CC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Philadelphie-Columbus-Somerset
MSN:
LJ-0620
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
19320
Captain / Total hours on type:
1270.00
Aircraft flight hours:
9118

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Williamstown: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 5, 1999 at 0545 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N208MS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Williamstown-Lewisburg
MSN:
BB-0400
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
6450
Captain / Total hours on type:
160.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1530
Copilot / Total hours on type:
150
Aircraft flight hours:
6020

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Louisville: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 27, 1999 at 0605 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N100EE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tupelo-Louisville
MSN:
31-7530003
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
4100

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Campbellsville

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1996 at 1240 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N3870C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
LC-212
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3500
Captain / Total hours on type:
100.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2549

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in London

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1994 at 1750 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N303MC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Charleston-Dallas
MSN:
425-0034
YOM:
1980
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2758
Captain / Total hours on type:
510.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2589