Selected International Accidents/Incidents 1 October – 31 December 2022

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Canadair CL-600S Challenger 600 crash, Mexico

Date 1 October
Aircraft Cessna 172 S
Location Near Duluth International Airport, Minnesota, US
Fatalities 3
Description Private IFR flight returning from wedding reception at night crashed into house soon after take-off.

Date 6 October
Aircraft Seamax M-22
Location East Hampton, New York state, US
Fatalities 1
Description Witness saw a wing separate from amphibious single-pusher engine aeroplane which spiralled into sea.

Date 9 October
Aircraft Edra Aeronáutica Super Petrel 100
Location Jurumirim Dam, São Paulo, Brazil
Fatalities 2
Description Witnesses saw light sport amphibious aircraft dive into waters of dam.

Date 16 October
Aircraft Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2
Location Santa Marta Airport, Colombia
Fatalities 1
Description Small jet overran runway on take-off, crossing a road and striking a street vendor stand near a beach. Five people on ground injured, including a 3-year-old child who later died. Aircraft occupants uninjured.

Date 18 October
Aircraft Sky 317A
Location Kavak, Capadocia, Turkey
Fatalities 2
Description Hot air balloon with 30 people onboard was struck by strong winds and crashed. Three people injured in addition to deaths.

Date 27 October
Aircraft Canadair C-415
Location Near Linguaglossa, Italy
Fatalities 2
Description Firefighting aircraft crashed into side of hill after dropping retardant load.

Date 3 November
Aircraft Let L410
Location 115km ESE Kasese, Democratic Republic of Congo
Fatalities 3
Description Cargo aircraft went missing during flight. Wreckage discovered 3 days later.

Date 6 November
Aircraft ATR 42-500
Location Near Bukoba Airport, Tanzania
Fatalities 19
Description Aircraft landed in Lake Victoria short of runway in poor weather.

Date 12 November
Aircraft Boeing B-17G/ Bell P63F Kingcobra
Location Dallas Executive Airport, Texas, US
Fatalities 6
Description Warbirds collided during airshow flypast, in view of hundreds of spectators. Five on B-17 and pilot of Kingcobra killed.

Date 18 November
Aircraft Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX
Location Snohomish, Washington state, US
Fatalities 4
Description Witnesses saw wing detach from aircraft as it fell to ground.

Date 18 November
Aircraft Airbus A320N
Location Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima, Peru
Fatalities 2
Description Airliner on domestic flight collided with fire truck on runway during take-off, killing 2 firefighters. Firefighting exercise was under way at time of take-off.

Date 21 November
Aircraft Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain
Location Medellin, Colombia
Fatalities 8
Description Copilot called mayday for engine failure soon after take-off rotation. Aircraft crashed into residential area near airport.

Date 22 November
Aircraft Robinson R44 Astro
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Fatalities 2
Description TV channel helicopter was training staff meteorologist passenger when it made rapid descent and struck ground near highway.

Date 3 December
Aircraft Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior
Location Gulf of Mexico, near Venice, Florida, US
Fatalities 3
Description Aircraft crashed into sea soon after take-off. Australian pilot and family killed.

Date 5 December
Aircraft Beechcraft F33A Bonanza
Location Yukon, Oklahoma, US
Fatalities 3
Description Aircraft crashed on night time take-off and caught fire.

Date 8 December
Aircraft Cessna A185F Skywagon
Location Tsavo National Park, Kenya
Fatalities 2
Description Aircraft crashed while mustering cattle.

Date 15 December
Aircraft Beechcraft C90B King Air
Location Near Kaupo, Hawaii
Fatalities 3
Description Emergency medical service aircraft crashed into sea on night flight to collect patient. Witness saw aircraft begin spiral dive from 8,000 feet.

Date 22 December
Aircraft Airbus A380-842
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Fatalities 0
Description Qantas flight to London diverted after indication of smoke in cargo hold. No signs of fire on ground inspection.

Date 30 December
Aircraft Canadair CL-600S Challenger 600
Location Near Venado, Mexico
Fatalities 2
Description Corporate jet crashed during cruise flight at FL260 under unknown circumstances.

Date 31 December
Aircraft Embraer ERJ-175LR
Location Montgomery regional airport, Alabama, US
Fatalities 1
Description Baggage handler was ingested into left engine.

Sources: Flight Safety Foundation, Aviation Safety Network, Aviation Herald