code

MO

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest I in Butler: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2019 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N622MM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Vero Beach - Olathe
MSN:
425-0187
YOM:
1983
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route from Vero Beach to Olathe, while cruising at an altitude of 26,000 feet, the pilot contacted ATC and reported technical problems. He was cleared to reduce his altitude and elected to divert to Butler Airport. On final, the twin engine airplane struck a grain bin and crashed on the ground. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 401A in Fulton

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2014 at 1728 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N401ME
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fulton – Little Rock
MSN:
401A-0085
YOM:
1969
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Just after take off, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft stalled and came to rest in a field. Both pilots were seriously injured while the passenger sustained moderate injuries. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. According to the pilot, the engines suffered a loss of power just after rotation.

Crash of a Cessna 414 Chancellor in Creve Coeur

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2014 at 0457 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1552T
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Creve Cœur – Hopkinsville
MSN:
414-0267
YOM:
1972
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
775
Captain / Total hours on type:
90.00
Aircraft flight hours:
7626
Circumstances:
The pilot reported that, shortly after takeoff, the twin-engine airplane's left front baggage door opened. He attempted to return to the airport, but the left engine lost engine power while the airplane was on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern. The airplane subsequently impacted power lines and terrain. An explosion occurred during the impact sequence, and a fire ensued that almost completely consumed the airframe. Tear down examination of the right engine revealed no anomalies. A test run of the left engine revealed no anomalies; however, due to impact and fire damage, it was not possible to fully test or examine the left engine's fuel system. The reason for the left engine’s loss of power could not
be determined.
Probable cause:
The loss of left engine power for reasons that could not be determined due to impact and fire damage.
Final Report:

Crash of a Raytheon 390 Premier in Lewistown

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2008 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N20NL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kansas City - Lewistown
MSN:
RB-106
YOM:
2004
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13750
Captain / Total hours on type:
1927.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1927
Circumstances:
Prior to departure, the pilot was informed that it had been raining; the roads were wet, but no mention of ice at his destination. During the approach to the destination airport, the runway appeared "wet", and a normal approach and landing was attempted. The airplane touched down at 110 knots, the pilot "then deployed lift dump and [then applied the] brakes". Unable to get braking action, the pilot tried to slide the airplane "left and right" to get traction, but could not. The airplane departed the south end of the 4,370-foot-long runway, went over the edge of an embankment and stopped next to a levee. There were no reported pre-impact malfunctions with the airplane. The Manufacturer Approved Airplane Flight Manual Supplement for Airplanes Operating on Wet and contaminated Runways; General Information Section, states operations on runways contaminated with ice or wet ice are not recommended and no operational information is provided. Using the supplement, the anticipated landing distance on a wet runway was calculated to be about 3,400 feet, the anticipated landing distance on an uncontaminated runway was calculated to be approximately 2,800 feet, and the prescribed landing speed (Vref) was determined to be about 111 knots. A braking action (runway condition) report for the private airfield's runway did not exist, nor was one required.
Probable cause:
The pilot's loss of directional control during landing on an ice-contaminated runway.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian in Wellsville: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 28, 2007 at 0815 LT
Registration:
N477MD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Saint Louis - Buffalo
MSN:
46-97264
YOM:
2006
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
1000
Aircraft flight hours:
201
Circumstances:
On June 28, 2007, about 0815 central daylight time, a Piper PA-46-500TP, N477MD, was destroyed on impact with terrain following an in-flight breakup near Wellsville, Missouri. The personal flight was operating under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological surface conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident. An instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was on file and was activated. The pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries. The flight originated from the Spirit of St Louis Airport, near Chesterfield, Missouri, about 0750, and was destined for the Buffalo Municipal Airport, near Buffalo, Minnesota. About 0711, a person representing N477MD contacted Kankakee Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) to file an IFR flight plan and obtain an abbreviated weather update. During the abbreviated weather update, the AFSS briefer advised the pilot that there was heavy rain and thunderstorm activity in Missouri along the aircraft's planned route of flight. The pilot stated that he had onboard radar for weather avoidance. About 0750, N477MD departed SUS, contacted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controller (ATC) on the St. Louis (Gateway) Departure frequency about 0752, and was initially cleared to climb to 4,000 feet. The Gateway controller advised of light to moderate precipitation three miles ahead of the aircraft. The pilot requested a northerly course deviation for weather avoidance, which was approved. About 0753, N477MD was cleared to climb to 10,000 feet. The controller then advised of additional areas of moderate and heavy precipitation ahead of the airplane, gave the pilot information on the location and extent of the weather areas, and suggested a track that would avoid it. The pilot responded that he saw the same areas on his onboard radar and concurred with the controller's assessment. Radar data showed that the airplane flew northwest bound, and then turned toward the west. About 0757, N477MD was instructed to resume the Ozark 3 departure procedure, and the pilot acknowledged. About 0758, the pilot was cleared again to proceed direct to Macon, Missouri (MCM) VHF omnidirectional range distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME), and two minutes later, was instructed to contact Kansas City Center (ZKC). The pilot contacted the ZKC R53 controller at 0800:47, and, after a discussion about the final requested altitude, was cleared to climb and maintain flight level 230. At 0801:42, a position relief briefing occurred and the R53 controller was replaced. The new R53 controller made no transmissions to N477MD, and was replaced by a third controller at 0806:27. The next transmission to N477MD occurred at 0812:26, when the R53 controller asked the pilot if he had been given a clearance to deviate. The flight's radar track showed that the airplane turned to the left. The pilot responded, "mike delta we've got problems uh..." The controller responded by asking the pilot if he was declaring an emergency, and made several other attempts to contact N477MD. The pilot did not respond to any of these calls, and radar contact was lost. None of the three ZKC controllers had given the pilot any weather information during the time he was controlled by ZKC. The plane crashed in an open field near Wellsville and was destroyed upon impact. All three occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
The pilot's failure to activate the pitot heat as per the checklist, resulting in erroneous airspeed information due to pitot tube icing, and his subsequent failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's continued flight in an area of known adverse
weather.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Chesterfield

Date & Time: May 23, 2007 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N4082L
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chesterfield-Cahokia
MSN:
421-0082
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15450
Captain / Total hours on type:
1200.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2835
Circumstances:

The pilot was making a positionning flight to Cahokia, Illinois. Shortly after takeoff from runway 26R, he informed ATC about technical problem and requested permission to return. The twin engine aircraft banked right and crashed near the runway end. The pilot was seriously injured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Date & Time: Feb 2, 2007 at 0930 LT
Registration:
N777AJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rogers - Staunton
MSN:
BB-1638
YOM:
1998
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4048
Captain / Total hours on type:
110.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1834

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Grain Valley

Date & Time: Aug 17, 2006 at 1551 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N620PA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tuscaloosa-Grain Valley
MSN:
AC-533
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
PKW321
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1379
Captain / Total hours on type:
188.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1127
Copilot / Total hours on type:
165
Aircraft flight hours:
22504
Circumstances:
The airplane impacted a fence and terrain on short final during a visual approach to runway 27. The airplane was operated as a cargo
airplane with two flight crewmembers by a commercial operator certificated under 14 CFR Part 135. The flightcrew worked approximately
18.75 hours within a 24-hour period leading up to the accident performing flights listed by the operator as either 14 CFR Part 91 or 14
CFR Part 135, all of which were in the conduct of company business. Of this total, 5.9 hours involved flying conducted under 14 CFR Part 135. The flight to the accident airport was for the purposes of picking up repair parts for another company airplane that received minor
damage in which the flight crew was previously piloting in the 24-hour period. They were then going to fly back to the operator's home
base on the same day, which would have had an estimated flying time of 2:45 hours. The captain said he was tired and that he and the
first officer had not slept at any of the stops made during the period. The captain said that the company likes for the airplanes to
return to their home base. The captain said that the company prefers an option for pilots to stay overnight if tired and he has stayed
overnight on previous trips but only due to maintenance related reasons. The Aeronautical Information Manual states that acute fatigue
affects timing and perceptional field performance.
Probable cause:
The pilot not maintaining clearance from the fence. Contributing factors were the pilot's fatigue and the fence.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Sullivan: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 29, 2006 at 1345 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N203E
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Sullivan-Sullivan
MSN:
053
YOM:
1967
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
6000
Aircraft flight hours:
37434
Circumstances:
Less than two minutes after takeoff from Sullivan airport's runway 06, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. It stalled, hit a telephone line and a tree and crashed in a residential area located one mile northwest from the airport. Six occupants were killed and 2 others were seriously injured.

Crash of a MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet in Saint Louis: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 30, 2004 at 1956 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N604GA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint Louis-Toledo
MSN:
1037
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
GAE604
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
11500
Captain / Total hours on type:
2500.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6875
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Chesterfield-Spirit of Saint Louis airport, the aircraft lost height and crashed in Howell island located a few miles from airport. Both pilots were killed when the aircraft struck a tree. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were as follow : low visibility due to fog and light snow. It is the first accident of a Hansa Jet since 20 years. Elevator control cables were installed in the opposite way.