Tag Archives: Crash

Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500 crashes on approach to Pokhara, bodies being recovered

Yeti Airlines flight YT961 from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Nepal on January 15 with ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) registered as 9N-ANC, crashed on approach for landing at Pokhara. 72 passengers and crewmembers were on board the airliner. At least 40 have died in the crash.

Bodies are being recovered.

Statement in Nepalese from Yeti Airlines:

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The pilot died the same way as her husband (in a plane crash). From the New York Times:

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Ameriflight Metroliner crash lands on snowy golf course with rescue dogs

Ameriflight flight carrying 53 rescue dogs and three crew members was forced to land on a snowy golf course in Waukesha County, Wisconsin on November 15. The aircraft was headed towards Waukesha County Airport (UES).

The Swearingen SA227-AT Metroliner (N247DH, msn AT-626B) belly-landed on the golf course, and went through some trees where the wings were sheered off.

The crew received some minor injuries and the 53 dogs survived and were being treated. They are available for adoption.

The airline issued this statement:

On November 15, 2022 at approximately 0900 local time, a SA227 cargo aircraft operated by Ameriflight, LLC of Dallas, Texas was involved in an incident near Waukesha County Airport (UES) in Waukesha, Wisconsin on a flight originating from El Paso, Texas.

There were three persons on board the aircraft. All are being treated for minor injuries by local medical personnel. It has been confirmed that there are no fatalities.

Ameriflight has reported the incident to the proper authorities and the airline is cooperating fully with the investigation.

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Sriwijaya Air’s 737-500 faulty throttle reported 65 times before fatal crash

The final Indonesian accident report for the January 9, 2021 crash of Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-524 PK-CLC in the Java Sea blamed the crew and the company.

The flight crew failed to monitor the faulty automatic engine throttle system after takeoff from Jakarta. All 62 passengers and crew members died in the crash.

The faulty autothrottle system that controls engine power had been reported 65 times by crews in the maintenance logs since 2013. The company failed to correct the problem.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sriwijaya Air-NAM Air Boeing 737-524 WL PK-CLC (msn 27323) CGK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 929016.

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Swiftair Boeing 737-400F operating for West Atlantic EC-NLS overruns the runway at Montpellier

Swiftair Boeing 737-436 (F) EC-NLS (msn 25856) operating cargo flight SWN 5745 from Paris (CDG) to Montpellier, France today (Septermber 24) overran the runway on landing at Montpellier.

The freighter came to a rest with the nose gear in a lake.

The three crew members were able to escape the aircraft safely.

The airport remains closed until the aircraft can be removed.


Copyright Photo: West Atlantic Cargo Airlines (UK) (Swiftair) Boeing 737-436 (F) EC-NLS (G-JMCJ) (msn 25856) TLS (Ton Jochems). Image: 958966.

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Friday Harbor Seaplanes Turbo Otter crashes near Whidbey Island, WA with 10 people on board

Friday Harbor Seaplanes (San Juan Islands, WA) de Havilland DHC-3T Turbo Otter, registered as N725TH (above photo), crashed in Muting Bay close to Whidbey Island on Sunday, September 4.

The seaplane was headed to Renton Airport in Seattle.

One person is dead and nine others are missing.

The airline issued this statement on social media:


The team at Friday Harbor Seaplanes is heartbroken, we don’t know any details yet regarding the cause of the accident. We are working with the FAA, NTSB and Coast Guard. We have been in communication with the families. We are praying for the families involved, including our pilot and his family.
Please refer your questions about the investigation to CDR Xochitl L. Castaneda at the US Coast Guard, xochitl.l.castaneda@uscg.mil . When we know more we will provide an update.


The Coast Guard issued this statement:

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Mutiny Bay, WA

The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in Mutiny Bay west of Whidbey Island.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center received a report at 3:11 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) that a float plane crashed with nine adults and one child aboard. The plane was en route to Renton Municipal Airport after departing from Friday Harbor. 

The following assets are currently involved in the search:

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew
87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Osprey and crew
87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark and crew (en route)
Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot RB-M crew
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 aircraft and crew

Additionally, first responders from South Whidbey Fire, Island County Sheriff’s Office and Snohomish County Sheriff’s office are on scene. 

One deceased individual was recovered by crews on scene. Nine individuals remain unaccounted for, and a safety zone has been put into effect to help facilitate search efforts.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time.

The small airline operates scheduled flights between Seattle (Renton) and Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.

Top Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker.

Jubba Airways Fokker 50 flips over on landing at Mogadishu

Jubba Airways flight from Baidoa to Mogadishu on July 18 flipped over on landing at Mogadishu.


The Fokker 50 (5Y-JXN) burst into flames but all passengers and crew member were able to evacuate the aircraft.

Jubba Airways operates flights to destinations in East Africa and Middle East including Somalia, Kenya ,Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

EgyptAir flight MS804 was likely caused by a cigarette in the cockpit

Flight MS 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 was a regularly scheduled international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport.

On May 19, 2016 at 02:33 Egypt Standard Time (UTC+2), the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board.

According to CBS News,

“According to a 134-page document seen by Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera and sent to the Paris court of appeal in March, a fire on board was likely to have been caused by the conjunction of two factors.

These were a leak from the co-pilot’s oxygen mask and the combustion of a cigarette smoked by the pilot or co-pilot.”

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Airbus A320-232 SU-GCC (msn 2088) (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 932992.

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Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise Antonov An-26 with 28 people crashes in Kamchatka, Siberia

Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise was operating a flight today with 22 passengers and six crew members from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (below) to Palana in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia.

At first. the Antonov An-26B-100 (RA-26085) went missing.

According to the Associated Press:

“Wreckage from a plane that went missing Tuesday in Russia’s Far East region of Kamchatka was found around five kilometers (three miles) away from a runway at an airport on the coast where it was supposed to land, officials said.

An Antonov An-26 plane with 22 passengers and six crew members, flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana on the Okhotsk Sea coast, missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar as it was on approach for landing.”

More from the BBC: Dozens missing on plane in Russian Far East Kamchatka peninsula – BBC News

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 VT-AXH overruns the runway at Calicut, India

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 registered as VT-AXH (below), operating flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode, India with 191 crew and passengers on board, overran the runway on landing at Calicut International Airport also known as Karipur Airport, Kozhikikode, in Kerala today (August 7). The aircraft skidded off the end of the runway and went into a 30′ ditch and and broke up and is destroyed. Rescue operations are continuing.

Previously it was raining hard in Kerala.

Flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode, India with 191 on board, overran the runway on landing at Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport, Kozhikikode, Kerala) on August 7, 2020 (WO)


Above Copyright Photo: Air India Express Boeing 737-8HG WL VT-AXH (msn 36323) (India Gate-New Delhi) DXB (Jay Selman). Image: 404054.

At least 18 people have died in the crash.

Right side of crashed VT-AXH (Gateway of India)

Above Copyright Photo: Air India Express Boeing 737-8HG WL VT-AXH (msn 36323) (Gateway of India-Mumbai) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 950869.

Air India Express operates a fleet of 25 Boeing 737- 800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft.

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PIA’s flight PK8303 crashes on approach in Karachi Pakistan

Flight PK8303 Lahore-Karachi crashed on approach to Karachi on May 22, 2020

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-214 AP-BLD (msn 2274) (above) operating flight PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi with 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed today (May 22) on approach to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The aircraft crashed into a residential area.

The airliner had previously aborted the initial approach due to problems with the landing gear and was performing a go-around when the aircraft crashed.

There are reportedly survivors who were taken to local hospitals.

Top Copyright Photo: PIA-Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-214 AP-BLD (msn 2274) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 934161.