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Crash of a Boeing KC-137E Stratoliner in Port-au-Prince

Date & Time: May 26, 2013 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2404
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince - Manaus
MSN:
19870/702
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
131
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was returning to Manaus with a crew of 12 and 131 Brazilian soldiers who took part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti (UNSTAMIH). During the takeoff roll on runway 28, an engine caught fire. The Captain aborted the takeoff procedure and started an emergency brake. The aircraft veered to the left of the runway and went into a grassy area. The nose gear was sheared off and the aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest. All 143 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure on takeoff.

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar in Fonds-Verrettes: 11 killed

Date & Time: Oct 9, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAU-531
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince - Port-au-Prince
MSN:
187
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in a mountainous area located 20 km west of Fonds-Verrettes, Haiti. All occupants, consisting of Uruguayan & Jordanian soldiers, were performing a border patrol flight on behalf of MINUSTAH, the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti. All occupants were killed in the accident.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Port-au-Prince

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2007 at 0710 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HH-CAW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince-Cap Haïtien
MSN:
208-0748
YOM:
1999
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Port-au-Prince, the pilot tried to make an emergency landing 10 km north of the capital city. On landing, the aircraft overturned and was damaged beyond repair. All occupants were slightly injured. It seems that a door improperly closed was the cause of the accident. Later, the Haïti civil aviation authority decided to suspend the AOC of the operator until further notice.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Port-au-Prince

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2007 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HH-CAR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince-Cap Haïtien
MSN:
208-0699
YOM:
1998
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near the village of Croix-des-Bousquets, 5 km from Port-au-Prince, Haïti. It was carrying 5 pax and one pilot. One of them was slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a GAF Nomad N24 in Port-au-Prince: 10 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1996 at 1201 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N224E
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince-Port-de-Paix-Cap Haïtien
MSN:
062
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Port-au-Prince: 20 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 1995 at 1754 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-OHRK
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cayenne-Pointe-à-Pitre-Port-au-Prince
MSN:
UE-119
YOM:
1994
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20

Crash of a Cessna T207 Skywagon near Foumbot

Date & Time: Jan 31, 1986
Registration:
G-BKCS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Garoua – Yaoundé
MSN:
207-0210
YOM:
1972
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot departed Garoua Airport on a positioning flight to Yaoundé after 6pm which is prohibited for such type of aircraft. En route, he encountered fuel/engine problems and elected to divert to the Foumban Airport which is located about 20 km northeast of Foumbot. By night, the single engine airplane struck trees and crashed in a wooded and hilly terrain. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was destroyed. It is believed that fuel leaked from the tank after a fuel cap has been damaged during a previous stop at Tamanrasset Airport. Also, the pilot was not experienced in flight operations in Africa.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Bafoussam: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 31, 1981
Operator:
Registration:
TJ-CBC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bafoussam – Douala
MSN:
416
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Bafoussam-Bamougoum Airport, the twin engine airplane encountered difficulties to gain height. It stalled and crash landed, overran and came to rest 43 meters past the runway end. A passenger was killed while all other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the aircraft was overloaded at the time of the accident. It was also reported that the crew failed to prepare the flight according to procedures and failed to follow the pre-takeoff checklist.

Ground accident of a Douglas DC-3 in Dschang

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TJ-ABJ
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15480/26925
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Suffered an accident at Dschang Airport. No casualties.

Crash of a Max Holste M.H.1521M Broussard in Balessing

Date & Time: Nov 25, 1963
Registration:
151/TJ-XAE
Flight Type:
MSN:
200
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while approaching Bafoussam Airport. The wreckage was found in Balessing, some 13 km west of the airport. The crew fate remains unknown.