Selected international accidents/incidents 2 April – 25 June 2022

Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair
Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair

Date 2 April
Aircraft Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II
Location English Channel, 20 nm west of le Touquet, France
Fatalities 2
Description Evidence suggests VFR-qualified pilot lost control of aircraft in cloud and crashed into sea. Aircraft seat and personal items found on French coast. UK AAIB investigated (AAIB-28121).

Date 5 April
Aircraft Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair
Location Near Marlin Airport, Texas, USA
Fatalities 2
Description Aircraft bounced and crashed on landing.

Date 6 April
Aircraft Hughes 369D
Location Near Sayward, British Columbia, Canada
Fatalities 1
Description Pilot of heli-slinging helicopter radioed mayday after releasing load. Ground crew found aircraft crashed.

Date 18 April
Aircraft Fuji FA-200-160 Aero Subaru
Location Ariake Sea, 9 nm south of Saga Airport, Japan
Fatalities 2
Description Aircraft ditched after fuel exhaustion. All 3 occupants survived but 2 drowned before rescue.

Date 25 April
Aircraft Tecnam P-2002JF Sierra
Location Bursa, Turkey
Fatalities 2
Description Aircraft on training flight crashed into urban residential area.

Date 29 April
Aircraft Piper PA-28-140
Location 40 km SE of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada
Fatalities 4
Description Aircraft crashed en route on VFR flight in northern Canada.

Date 7 May
Aircraft Grumman TBM-3U Avenger
Location Near Clare, Illinois, USA
Fatalities 0
Description World War II era warbird made emergency landing in field after engine fire.

Date 11 May
Aircraft Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter 400
Location Near Nanga Eboko, Cameroon
Fatalities 11
Description Aircraft carrying oil industry workers crashed into forest en route.

Date 23 May
Aircraft Ted Smith Aerostar 601P
Location 35 km NW of Durango Airport, Mexico
Fatalities 2
Description Aircraft crashed into a field for unknown reasons.

Date 29 May
Aircraft de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Location Sanosware, Nepal
Fatalities 22
Description Aircraft flew into mountainside while traversing mountain pass. Accident under investigation but appears to be weather related.

Date 3 June
Aircraft Cessna 208B Supervan 900
Location Near Oceanside Airport, California, USA
Fatalities 1
Description Aircraft crashed short of runway, killing pilot under instruction and injuring instructor.

Date 7 June
Aircraft Enstrom F-28F Falcon
Location Greenville, Ohio, USA
Fatalities 2
Description Helicopter found crashed in the driveway of pilot’s house near a severed coaxial cable that ran from a power pole in the street to the house. A bent tail rotor blade was found among the wreckage.

Date 15 June
Aircraft Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C
Location Pilalo, Cotopaxi, Equador
Fatalities 2
Description Aircraft made forced landing after suspected engine problem. Both occupants, who were not wearing seatbelts, were killed.

Date 17 June
Aircraft Robin DR.500/200i Président
Location Martillac, France
Fatalities 3
Description Aircraft crashed into forest soon after take-off.

Date 20 June
Aircraft Guimbal Cabri G2
Location Burton in Lonsdale, UK
Fatalities 2
Description Helicopter crashed into field on approach to landing at owner’s house.

Date 22 June
Aircraft Learjet 55C
Location Near Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport, Venezuela
Fatalities 6
Description Flight crew had declared emergency, mentioning thrust reverser problem. Aircraft went around from landing attempt and on second circuit continued base-final turn, colliding with a hillside.

Date 25 June
Aircraft Ozone Power Freeride 17
Location Savines-le-Lac, France
Fatalities 1
Description Paramotor wing folded and became caught in engine as aircraft was flying over mountain lake, causing it to fall into water.