RECENT ACCIDENTS

Date:  March 22 2014     Time: 1130
Location:  Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Operator:  Skydive Caboolture
AC Type:  Cessna U206 G
Reg:  VH-FRT      cn: U2064019
Aboard: 5      Fatalities: 5    Ground: 0
Route:  Parachuting
Details:  The skydiving plane crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Caboolture airfieldl. The pilot and four skydivers were all killed.

Seven News

Date:  March 18, 2014     Time: 0752
Location:  Seattle, Washington
Operator:  Helicopters Inc / KOMO TV
AC Type:  Eurocopter AS350 B2
Reg:  N250FB      cn: 3669
Aboard: 2       Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  News reporting
Details:  The news helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortl after taking off striking three vehicles. One person in one of the vehicles was badly burned. The helicopter Photojournalist Bill Strothman and the pilot were both killed.


Date:  March 8, 2014     Time: 0241
Location:  South Indian Ocean
Operator:  Malaysia Airlines       Flight: 370
AC Type:  Boeing 777-200
Reg:  9M-MRO       cn: 28420/404
Aboard: 239    Fatalities: 239     Ground: 0
Route:  Kuala Lumpur - Beijing
Details:  Radar contact was lost with the aircraft 2 hours into the flight at 0240. All indications are that the aircraft changed direction from its flight path and crashed in a remote part of the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth Australia. It is assumed all 227 passengers and crew of 12 perished. This is the 17th worst accident in aviation history.

Date:  February 26, 2014     Time: 2105
Location:  Near Lanai Airport, Hawaii
Operator:  Maui Air
AC Type:  Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Reg:  N483VA      cn: 31-7552124
Aboard: 6       Fatalities: 3     Ground: 0
Route:  Lanai - Kahului
Details:  The charter flight crashed in flat grasslands near the Maui Electric Co. power plant shortly after taking off from Lanai Airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed. The plane was destroyed by fire.


DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM


Date:  February 21 2014     Time: 01:45
Location:  Grombalia, Tunisia
Operator:  Libyan Air Cargo
AC Type:  Antonov 26
Reg:  5A-DOW      cn: 11809
Aboard: 11      Fatalities: 11    Ground: 0
Route:  Tripoli - Tunis
Details:  The aircraft, carrying a medical team with three patients, was destroyed when it crashed in a field, 20 miles from Tunis-Carthage Airport. The pilot reported an engine on fire prior to the accident.

Date:  February 16, 2014     Time: 13:15
Location:  Sandhikhark, Nepal
Operator:  Nepal Airlines      Flight: 183
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Reg:  9N-ABB      cn: 302
Aboard: 18      Fatalities: 18     Ground: 0
Route:  Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jumla
Details:  The passenger plane crashed into a snow covered mountain and burst into flames while en route from Pokhara to Jamia. Weather was poor at the time of the accident. All 15 passengers and crew of 3 were killed.


Date:  January 20, 2014     Time: 16:34
Location:  Near Petreasa Romania
Operator:  Scoala Superioara de Aviatie Civla
AC Type:  Britten Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Reg:  YR-BNP      cn: 822
Aboard: 7      Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  Bucharest - Oradea
Details:  The air ambulance left Bucharest with a medical team to obtain transplant organs. After experiencing problems with the engines the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing but crashed on a hillside in deep snow. All aboard initially survived but the pilot and a medical student died before the rescue party reached the aircraft.


Date:  January 18, 2014     Time: 11:00
Location:  Near Olive Creek, Guyana
Operator:  Trans Guyana Airways
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan       Flight:700
Reg:  8R-GHS      cn: 208B0830
Aboard: 2       Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  Olive Creek - Imbaimadai
Details:  The aircraft crashed in a wooded area while en route. Both crew members aboard were killed.


Date:  December 26, 2013     Time: 21:39
Location:  Irkutsk, Russia
Operator:  IrAvia
AC Type:  Antonov 12
Reg:  RA-12162      cn: 3341509
Aboard: 9       Fatalities: 9     Ground: 0
Route:  Novosibirsk - Ikustsk
Details:  The cargo plane, carrying spare parts, crashed into a military army arsenal at Ikustsk-2 Airport while attempting to land. The crew of 6 and 3 technicians were all killed.

Date:  December 11, 2013     Time: 15:48
Location:  Kalaupapa, Hawaii
Operator:  Makani Kai Air
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan       Flight: 1453
Reg:  N687MA      cn: 208B-1002
Aboard: 9       Fatalities: 1     Ground: 0
Route:  Kalaupaapa - Honolulu
Details:  The aircraft crashed into the ocean shortly after taking off from Kalaupapa Airport. Preliminary indications are that there was catastrophic engine failure.

Date:  December 11, 2013     Time: 15:48
Location:  Kalaupapa, Hawaii
Operator:  Makani Kai Air
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan       Flight: 1453
Reg:  N687MA      cn: 208B-1002
Aboard: 9       Fatalities: 1     Ground: 0
Route:  Kalaupaapa - Honolulu
Details:  The aircraft crashed into the ocean shortly after taking off from Kalaupapa Airport. Preliminary indications are that there was catastrophic engine failure.

Date:  December 5, 2013       
Location:  Near Cachimbo, Brazil
Operator:  Heringer Taxi Aero
AC Type:  Britten Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
Reg:  PT-WMY      cn: 314
Aboard: 5      Fatalities: 5      Ground: 0
Route:  Pukanu - Novo Progresso
Details: 

While performing an ambulance flight, the aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a wooded area killing 3 passengers and 2 pilots.


Date:  November 29, 2013     Time: 18:30
Location:  Near St. Marys, Alaska
Operator:  Hageland Aviation Services
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan       Flight: 1453
Reg:  N12373      cn: 208B0697
Aboard: 10       Fatalities: 4     Ground: 0
Route:  Bethel - Saint Marys
Details:  The commuter plane crashed about 4 miles East of St. Marys in freezing rain. The pilot and 3 passengers were killed.


Date:  November 29, 2013    Time: 20:25
Location:  Glasgow Scotland
Operator:  Bond Air Services Ltd.
AC Type:  Eurocopter EC135 T2
Reg:  G-SPAO      cn: 0546
Aboard: 3     Fatalities: 3    Ground: 5
Route:  ?
Details:  The police helicopter crashed into the roof of the Clutha Pub in central Glasgow killing at least 5 patrons along with 3 aboard he helicopter. The helicopter was carrying a civilian pilot and two Strathclyde police officers.

Jan Hollands

Date:  November 29, 2013     Time: 13:30
Location: 

Bwabwata National Park, Nambia

Operator:  Mozambique Airlines       Flight: 470
AC Type:  Embraer ERJ-190AR
Reg:  C9-EMC       cn: 19000581
Aboard: 33     Fatalities: 33  Ground: 0
Route:  Maputo, Mozambique - Luanda, Angola
Details:  The airliner crashed into Bwabwata National Park while en route to Luanda. The plane was found completely burned out with no survivors. The plane went missing in bad weather and poor visibility.

Date:  November 25, 2013       Time: 13:30
Location:  Kibeni, Papua New Guinea
Operator:  Tropicair
AC Type:  Mil- Mi-17B-5
Reg:  P2-SAH       cn: 208B-1263
Aboard: 10      Fatalities: 3      Ground: 0
Route:  Kimusi - Purari
Details: 

The passenger plane crash-landed in a river in Gulf provence. Seven passengers and the pilot escaped with minor injuries.


Date:  November 19, 2013     Time: 19:55
Location:  Off Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Operator:  AirVac International
AC Type:  Learjet 35A
Reg:  XA-USD      cn: 35A-255
Aboard: 4      Fatalities: 4     Ground: 0
Route:  Fort Lauderdale - Cozumel, Mexico
Details:  The jet had just taken off from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport when the crew radioed a request to return to the airport. That was followed by a Mayday after which the aircraft crashed into the ocean approximately 3 miles from the coast.


Coast Guard photo of recovered wreckage


Date:  November 16, 2013    Time: 19:20
Location:  Near Kazan, Russia
Operator:  Tararstan Airlines       Flight: 363
AC Type:  Boeing 737-53A
Reg:  VQ-BBN      cn: 24785/1882 
Aboard: 50     Fatalities: 50   Ground: 0
Route:  Moscow - Kastan
Details:  The airliner went into a nearly vertical dive and crashed onto the runway and disintegrated, after attempting to land a second time. The aircraft hit the runway and burst into flames. All 44 passengers and crew of 6 were killed. The pilot in command, in executing a go-around, apparently placed the plane in an excessive nose high attitude, stalling the plane.



Date:  November 10, 2013     Time: 18:34
Location:  Red Lake, Ontario, Canada
Operator:  Bearskin Airlines       Flight: 311
AC Type:  Swearingen SA227-AC Metro II
Reg:  C-FFZN       cn: AC785B
Aboard: 7     Fatalities: 5     Ground: 0
Route:  Sioux Lookout - Red Lake
Details:  The aircraft was on approach to runway 26, in light snow, when it crashed and burned in the surrounding forest. Three of the five passengers and the two pilots were killed.


Date:  November 09, 2013       Time: 10:30
Location:  Pujungan, Malinau district, Borneo
Operator:  Military - Indonesian Army
AC Type:  Mil- Mi-17B-5
Reg:  ?
Aboard: 21      Fatalities: 13      Ground:
Route:  Tarakan - Malinau
Details: 

After losing power, the helicopter crashed into dense jungle and burst into flames. It was carrying construction materials, 8 military personnel and 13 civilian construction workers. Two military personnel and 6 passengers survived.


Date:  November 3, 2013     Time: 16:00
Location:  Riberalta, Bolivia
Operator:  Aerocon      
AC Type:  Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Reg:  CP-2754      cn: AC-721B   
Aboard: 18     Fatalities: 8     Ground: 0
Route:  Trinidad, Bolivia - Riberalta, Bolivia
Details:  While landing in heavy rain, the aircraft veered off the runway, caught fire after hitting some brush and came to rest inverted.


Date:  October 19, 2013    Time: 15:45
Location:  Fernelmont, Belgium
Operator:  Aeroparaclub Namur
AC Type:  Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter
Reg:  OO-NAC      cn:710   
Aboard: 11     Fatalities: 11    Ground: 0
Route:  Parachuting
Details:  Ten members of a parachuting club and he pilot were killed when the plane they were on lost alighted and crashed shortly after taking off.


Additional Recent Accidents
Date:  October 16, 2013     Time: 16:10
Location:  Near Pakse, Laos
Operator:  Lao Airlines
AC Type:  ATR-72-500       FLight: 301
Reg:  RDPL-34233      cn: 1071
Aboard:

49     Fatalities: 49     Ground: 0

Route:  Vientiane - Pakse
Details:  The aircraft crashed into the Mekong River 5 miles from Paskse, while on approach to land. The fuselage broke in two and sank into the river. The weather was poor at the time of the accident, with the tail end of Hurricane Nari affecting the area.


Date:  October 14, 2013       
Location:  Baja California Sur, Mexico
Operator:  Aereo Servicio Guerrero
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  XA-TXM       cn: 208B-0947
Aboard: 14      Fatalities: 14      Ground:
Route:  Loreto - Ciudad Constitución
Details:  The plane crashed in the Sierra de La Giganta mountains while on a flight from Loreto to Ciudad Constitucion. The wreckage was found the day after contact was lost with the aircraft. 

Date:  October 10, 2013     Time: 14:50
Location:  Kudat, Malaysia
Operator:  MASwings        Flight: 3002
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Reg:  9M-MDM      cn: 804   
Aboard: 16     Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  Kota - Kudat
Details:  While attempting to land, the Twin Otter struck a house located to the right of runway 22. The nose section was destroyed and the right wing broke off. The co-pilot and one passenger were killed.


Date:  October 3, 2013    Time: 09:32
Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Operator:  Associated Aviation       Flight: 361
AC Type:  Embraer 120RT Brasilia       
Reg:  5N-BJY       cn: 120174   
Aboard: 20     Fatalities: 16    Ground: 0
Route:  -Lagos - Akure
Details:  The chartered plane crashed minutes after taking off from Murtala Muhammad International Airport.The aircraft lost height, after departing runwal 18L, impacted trees, a brick wall and caught fire.

Reuters

Date:  September 29, 2013     Time: 18:20
Location:  Santa Moncia, California
Operator:  CREX-MML LLC
AC Type:  Cessna 525A Citation CJ2
Reg:  N194SJ      cn: 525A-0194
Aboard:

4     Fatalities: 4     Ground: 0

Route:  Haily Sun Valley, Idaho - Santa Monica
Details:  While landing on runway 21 at Santa Moncia Airport, the jet veered off the runway, crashed into hangers and burst into flames.


Date:  August 23, 2013       Time: 18:20
Location:  Shetland Islands, Scotland
Operator:  CHC Helicopter
AC Type:  Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Puma MK2
Reg:  ?
Aboard: 18      Fatalities: 4      Ground: 0
Route:  Borgsten Dolphin platform - Sumburgh Airport
Details:  The helicopter, carrying offshore oil platform workers, ditched into the North Sea, 2 miles west of Sumburgh Airport.


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