Date 1 September
Aircraft Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Location Pansol, Philippines
Description Aircraft on emergency medical service flight crashed into resort swimming pool, killing flight crew, medical crew and two patients. Video footage showed aircraft in steep descent, trailing smoke/vapour before impact.
Date 7 September
Aircraft Beechcraft C24R Sierra
Location Henderson Executive Airport, Las Vegas, US
Description Aircrraft crashed in attempted return to airport soon after night take-off. Pilot reported door had opened in flight. Two survivors.
Date 11 September
Aircraft Cessna 208 Caravan
Location Near Gransee, germany
Description Skydiving aircraft crashed on return to airfield after dropping jumpers.
Date 15 September
Aircraft Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Location Popayan, Colombia
Description Aircraft struck houses soon after take-off. Two survivors from occupants and five seriously injured on ground
Date 22 September
Aircraft AutoGyro (Rotorsport) MT-03
Location Oberlahr, Germany
Description Gyrocopter clipped powerline and crashed.
Date 29 September
Aircraft Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Location DeLand, Florida, US
Description Piston twin engine aircraft crashed into wooded terrain. US NTSB investigating.
Date 02 October
Aircraft Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Location Windsor Locks Bradley Airport, Connecticut, US
Description World War II bomber on passenger experience flight was returning to airport after engine problem. It struck landing lights 300 m short of runway and touched down 150 m short before running off the runway to strike vehicles and a de-icing tank.
Date 03 October
Aircraft Socata TBM700C2
Location Near Lansing-Capital City Airport, Michigan, US
Description Aircraft collided with terrain short of the runway while on an instrument approach, killing two pilots and three of four passengers.
Date 03 October
Aircraft Antonov An-12
Location Near Lviv-Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, Ukraine
Description Cargo aircraft built in 1968 crashed short of runway on early morning approach in foggy conditions. Three people survived.
Date 13 October
Aircraft Eurocopter EC225LP Super Puma
Location Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan
Description Elderly woman being rescued from flooding associated with Typhoon Hagibis died after falling 40 m from hoist. Japan Times newspaper reported her harness had not been properly attached to the line.
Date 15 October
Location Dexter Regional Airport, Bangor, Maine, US
Description World War I replica Neiuport biplane was conducting taxi tests when gust of wind caused it to leave ground, airport officials said. Pilot sustained head injuries when aircraft landed inverted, and died later.
Date 17 October
Aircraft Saab 2000
Location Unalaska Airport, Alaska, US
Description Passenger was struck by fragments from propeller blade that penetrated fuselage after runway overrun and crash, and died in hospital the next day
Date 17 October
Aircraft Aeronca 7AC Champion
Location Near Martins Aerodrome Brown County, Wisconsin, US
Description Aircraft struck a vehicle on a public road while on landing approach. Pilot and driver killed.
Date 20 October
Aircraft Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga
Location Near Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina, US
Description Aircraft crashed on night approach to runway. Private pilot held an instrument rating.
Date 23 October
Aircraft Robinson R22 Beta
Location Near Hebbronville, Texas, US
Description Two R22 helicopters collided while herding deer. Both occupants of one helicopter killed, passenger on other helicopter injured.
Date 26 October
Aircraft Schempp-Hirth Ventus c
Location Meranges, Spain
Description Glider crashed under unknown circumstances, killing the pilot.
Date 26 October
Aircraft De Havilland DHC-3 T/M601 Turbine Otter
Location Near Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, CAnada
Description Right wing separated from floatplane (built 1957) as it turned final for water landing
Date 29 October
Aircraft Cessna 414 Chancellor
Location Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, US
Description Aircraft struck three houses while on landing approach.
Date 31 October
Aircraft Beechcraft 58 Baron
Location Near Ocala Airport, Florida, US
Description Aircraft struck a car on a public road after reporting a mechanical issue on a maintenance flight. One person in the car injured
Date 1 November
Aircraft Cessna 150 Aerobat (Reims)
Location Near Santa Severa, Rome Italy
Description Aircraft struck power cables on final approach.
Date 7 November
Aircraft Cirrus SR22
Location Near Upland-Cable Airport, California , US
Description Aircraft struck a house while on final approach. Witnesses saw it appear to stall and dive.
Date 11 November
Aircraft Robinson R44 RAven
Location Ariana, Tunisia
Description Agricultural helicopter struck electricity pylon and crashed.
Date 14 November
Aircraft Cessna 550 Citation II
Location Maraú-Barra Grande Airport
Description Aircraft crashed and burst into flames on landing.
Date 24 November
Aircraft Dornier 228-200
Location Near Goma Airport, Democratic Republic of Congo
Description Aircraft crashed into residential area soon after takeoff, killing all on board and 10 people on the ground.
Date 27 November
Aircraft Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six
Location Near Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description Aircraft dived steeply into wooded terrain on extended centre line of runway while on approach. Deaths included two children
Date 1 December
Aircraft Piper PA-24-250 Comanche
Location Near San Antonio International Airport, Texas, US
Description Pilot had indicated an engine problem. Witneses reported the aircraft reached the runway threshold high, attempted an orbit, but stalled and crashed into a residential street.
Date 5 December
Aircraft Robinson R44 Raven
Location Eshowe, South Africa
Description Agricultural aerial application helicopter struck powerline and crashed into a field.
Date 10 December
Aircraft Piper PA-60-602P Super 700 Aerostar
Location Gabriola Island, Vancouver, Canada
Description Private aircraft hit island while lined up for instrument approach.
Date 17 December
Aircraft Beechcraft 35R Bonanza
Location Oregon City, US
Description Aircraft left taxiway and hit fence. Pilot subsequently found to have had fatal heart attack.
Date 21 December
Aircraft Cirrus SR22T
Location Near Zell am See Airpoprt, Austria
Description Aircraft struck terrain during missed RNAV approach. Pilot and one of two of his daughters on board died.
Date 24 December
Aircraft Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Location Near Tastiota, Mexico
Description Contact with scheduled flight lost after take-off. Wreckage found on coastal hillside
Given the attitude of pilots on the mid north coast (NSW), i’m not surprised that this list is not longer. Inexperienced trainees, Low altitude flying and looping, weird joy flights – seems to be a sport now and nobody seems to care… I call them tree skimmers (less than 50m above ground in one case) one day it will go pear shaped… (no recovery here) oh wait, another investigation into pilot recklessness after it is too late…
WAKE UP – MNC Pilots wake up if you are reading this…
Question: Does any pilot have any concern about the impact they are making on the ground???