NTSB Reports


On April 2, 2011, about 0934 mountain daylight time, an experimental Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation GVI (G650), N652GD, crashed during takeoff from runway 21 at Roswell International Air Center (ROW), Roswell, New Mexico.

Test run 7A2 began at 0933:00.

At 0933:58.5, the CVR recorded the electronic annunciation “bank angle,”


Compare 09:33:59 mountain daylight time to 09:33


On March 30, 2013, at 2320 Alaska daylight time, a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter,1 N911AA, impacted terrain while maneuvering during a search and rescue (SAR) flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.

At 2117, the pilot radioed the MatCom dispatcher that he had departed ANC

The GPS data for the accident flight ended at 2320:17


Compare 23:20:17 Alaska daylight time to 21:17


On March 15, 2012, about 0740 Atlantic standard time, a Convair CV-440-38, N153JR, operated by Fresh Air, Inc., crashed into a lagoon about 1 mile (mi) east of the departure end of runway 10 at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The flight was cleared for takeoff at 0734:48.

The controller reported that the airplane crashed at 0740:23.


Compare 07:34:48 Atlantic standard time to 07:40:23


On March 4, 2008, about 1515 central standard time, a Cessna 500, N113SH, registered to Southwest Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic PC of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, entered a steep descent and crashed about 2 minutes after takeoff from Wiley Post Airport (PWA) in Oklahoma City.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was airplane wing-structure damage sustained during impact with one or more large birds (American white pelicans), which resulted in a loss of control of the airplane. ( tr UR = tr ME = MN , tr MN = UR = ME)

The flight was cleared for takeoff from runway 17L at 1512:35

At 1515:03, an unknown person reported on the PWA local control frequency, “I just saw an airplane crash and explode.”


Compare at 15:12:35 to 15:15:03


On October 11, 2006, about 1442 eastern daylight time,1 a Cirrus Design SR20, N929CD, operated as a personal flight, crashed into an apartment building in Manhattan, New York City, while attempting to maneuver above the East River.

The accident airplane departed Teterboro Airport (TEB), Teterboro, New Jersey (see point A in figure 1, which shows the accident flight track), about 1429 and was cleared for a visual flight rules (VFR) departure.


Compara 14:29 to 14:42 eastern daylight time


On August 14, 2013, about 0447 central daylight time (CDT), UPS flight 1354, an Airbus A300-600, N155UP, crashed short of runway 18 during a localizer nonprecision approach to runway 18 at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), Birmingham, Alabama.

At 04:47:31.5, the captain disconnected the autopilot, and a second later, the CVR recorded the sound of rustling, corresponding to the airplane’s first contact with trees.

The flight departed SDF about 04:03 central daylight time.(The flight originated from Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field, Louisville, Kentucky, about 05:03 eastern daylight time.)


Compare 05:03:08 EDT to 04:47:32 CDT

On June 9, 2009, about 2135 mountain daylight time, an Agusta S.p.A. A-109E helicopter, N606SP, impacted terrain following visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The spotter stated that it was warm and sunny and not very windy when they took off from SAF about 18:50.

The last radar return for the helicopter was recorded at 21:35:25.

Compare at 21:35:25 mountain daylight time to 18:50

On September 20, 2003, about 1238 mountain standard time,1 an Aerospatiale AS350BA2 helicopter, N270SH, operated by Sundance Helicopters, Inc., crashed into a canyon wall while maneuvering through Descent Canyon, about 1.5 nautical miles (nm) east of Grand Canyon West Airport (1G4) in Arizona.

The helicopter lifted off from 1G4 about 1237 and flew to the rim of Descent Canyon.



Compare 12:38 mountain standard time to 12:37


On August 13, 2004, about 0049 eastern daylight time, Air Tahoma, Inc., flight 185, a Convair 580, N586P, crashed about 1 mile south of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Covington, Kentucky, while on approach to runway 36R.

The flight crew was scheduled to fly the accident airplane on a roundtrip sequence from MEM to CVG.3 Flight 185 departed MEM about 2329.

According to air traffic control (ATC) transcripts, at 0047:12, the captain reported to the CVG ATCT that the airplane was “having engine problems.”

Compare at 00:47:12 eastern daylight time to 23:29



On May 9, 2004, about 1450 Atlantic standard time, Executive Airlines (doing business as American Eagle) flight 5401, an Avions de Transport Regional 72-212, N438AT, skipped once, bounced hard twice, and then crashed at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Flight 5401 departed Eugenio Mariá de Hostos Airport (MAZ), Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, for SJU about 1415.

CVR and FDR information indicated that the airplane touched down for the first time about 1449:41



Compare 14:15 Atlantic standard time to 14:49:41



On December 18, 2003, about 1226 central standard time, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) flight 647, a Boeing MD-10-10F (MD-10), N364FE, crashed while landing at Memphis International Airport (MEM), Memphis, Tennessee.

Flight 647 departed from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland, California, about 0832 (0632 Pacific standard time)



Compare 06:32 Pacific standard time to 12:26 central standard time



On January 27, 2001, about 1737 mountain standard time, a Raytheon (Beechcraft) Super King Air 200, N81PF, owned by North Bay Charter, LLC, and operated by Jet Express Services, crashed into rolling terrain near Strasburg, Colorado.

The BJC local controller cleared N81PF for takeoff about 1717:49

Mode A information from the transponder remained available until about 1737:12.13 Within the next 5 to 8 seconds (sometime between 1737:17 and 1737:20), the airplane impacted rolling terrain at an elevation of 5,223 feet.



Compare 17:17:49 mountain standard time to 17:37:17





On July 13, 1999, at 1310 Pacific daylight time, a Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4DM motorized glider, N807BB, experienced an in-flight breakup while maneuvering near Minden, Nevada.

The glider had departed from Minden-Tahoe airport at 1240


Compare 13:10 Pacific daylight time to 12:40


On May 21, 2000, about 1128 eastern daylight time (EDT),1 a British Aerospace Jetstream 3101, N16EJ, operated by East Coast Aviation Services (doing business as Executive Airlines) crashed about 11 miles south of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP), Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The accident flight to AVP, which departed ACY about 1030.

At 1127:46, the captain transmitted, "we`re losing both engines" Two seconds later the controller advised that the Pennsylvania Turnpike was right below the airplane and instructed the flight crew to ìlet me know if you can get your engines back.î There was no further radio contact with the accident airplane.


Compare 11:27:48 eastern daylight time (EDT) to 10:30


On October 16, 2000, about 1933 central daylight time (CDT),1 a Cessna 335, N8354N, crashed near Hillsboro, Missouri. The pilot and two passengers were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 from the St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS), Cahokia, Illinois, to County Memorial Airport (EIW), New Madrid, Missouri. Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed for the flight, which departed CPS about 1915 on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan.


Compare 19:33 central daylight time (CDT) to 19:15




On March 5, 2000, about 1811 Pacific standard time (PST),1 Southwest Airlines, Inc., flight 1455, a Boeing 737-300 (737), N668SW, overran the departure end of runway 8 after landing at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR), Burbank, California.

Flight 1455 departed the gate about 1650, more than 2 hours behind schedule.

CVR and FDR data indicate that the airplane touched down at 1810:58 with flaps extended to 30° at about 182 knots; flaps then extended to 40° during the ground roll at about 145 knots.


Compare 18:10:58 Pacific standard time (PST) to 16:50



On October 31, 1999, about 0152 eastern standard time (EST), EgyptAir flight 990, a Boeing 767-366ER (767), SU-GAP, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean

The flight departed JFK about 0120


Compare 01:52 eastern standard time (EST) to 01:20


On June 1, 1999, at 2350:44 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82), N215AA, crashed after it overran the end of runway 4R during landing at Little Rock National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. Flight 1420 departed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, about 2240 with 2 flight crewmembers, 4 flight attendants, and 139 passengers aboard and touched down in Little Rock at 2350:20.

At 2350:13 and :14, the CVR recorded the sound of the ground proximity warning system (GPWS) radio altitude callout “sink rate.”


Compare 23:50:13 central daylight time to 22:40


On September 25, 1999, about 1726 Hawaiian standard time,1 Big Island Air flight 58, a Piper PA-31-350 (Chieftain), N411WL, crashed on the northeast slope of the Mauna Loa volcano2 near Volcano, Hawaii. The pilot and all nine passengers on board were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postimpact fire. The sightseeing tour flight was operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 as an on-demand air taxi operation. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions (VMC) existed at the Keahole-Kona International Airport (KOA), Kona, Hawaii, from which the airplane departed about 1622.


Compare 17:26 Hawaiian standard time to 16:22


On August 6, 1997, about 0142:26 Guam local time, Korean Air flight 801, a Boeing 747-3B5B (747-300), Korean registration HL7468, operated by Korean Air Company, Ltd., crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam.

According to Korean Air company records, the flight crew arrived at the dispatch center in the Korean Air headquarters building in Seoul about 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of 2105 (2005 Seoul local time) on August 5, 1997. The original flight plan for flight 801 listed a different captain’s name. The captain aboard the accident flight had initially been scheduled to fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates; however, because the accident captain did not have adequate rest for that trip, he was reassigned the shorter trip to Guam.6 According to Korean Air personnel, the flight crewmembers collected the trip paperwork, conducted a self-briefing, and received a briefing from the assigned supervisor of flying (SOF).7 Flight 801 departed the gate about 2127 and was airborne about 2153.


Compare 01:42:26 August 6, 1997 Guam local time to 20:27 Seoul local time on August 5, 1997



About 0554 eastern daylight time on September 5, 1996, a Douglas DC-10-10CF, N68055, operated by the Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) as flight 1406, made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport (Stewart), Newburgh, New York, after the flightcrew determined that there was smoke in the cabin cargo compartment.

Flight 1406 departed Memphis at 0242 central daylight time (CDT)


Compare 05:54 eastern daylight time on September 5, 1996 to 02:42 central daylight time (CDT)


On July 6, 1996, at 1424 central daylight time, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88, N927DA, operated by Delta Air Lines Inc., as flight 1288, experienced an engine failure during the initial part of its takeoff roll on runway 17 at Pensacola Regional Airport in Pensacola, Florida.

Flight 1288 was cleared for takeoff by the PNS air traffic control (ATC) tower controller at 1423.


Compare 14:24 central daylight time to 14:23


On May 11, 1996, at 1413:42 eastern daylight time, a Douglas DC-9-32 crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The airplane, N904VJ, was being operated by ValuJet Airlines, Inc., as flight 592.

At 1403:24, ATC cleared the flight for takeoff and the flightcrew acknowledged the clearance.


Compare 14:13:42 eastern daylight time to 14:03:24


On August 7, 1997, at 1236 eastern daylight time, a Douglas DC-8-61, N27UA, operated by Fine Airlines Inc. (Fine Air) as flight 101, crashed after takeoff from runway 27R at Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida.

The MIA tower controller cleared flight 101 for takeoff at 1234:31

The airplane crashed at 1236:25.4.



Compare 12:36:26 eastern daylight time to 12:34:31


On December 22, 1996, at 1810 eastern standard time a Douglas DC-8-63, N827AX, operated by ABX Air Inc. (Airborne Express) impacted mountainous terrain in the vicinity of Narrows, Virginia, while on a post-modification functional evaluation flight (FEF).

the airplane departed GSO at 1740


Compare 18:10 eastern standard time to 17:40


On April 11, 1996, about 0824 mountain daylight time, a privately owned Cessna 177B, registration N35207, collided with terrain after a loss of control following takeoff from runway 30 at the Cheyenne Airport, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

at 0820:58, the airplane was cleared for takeoff.


Compare 08:24 mountain daylight time to 08:20:58


On February 19, 1996, at 0902 central standard time, Continental Airlines (COA) flight 1943, a Douglas DC-9-32, N10556, landed wheels up on runway 27 at the Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas.

DCA departed at 0650 EST Washington, D.C..


Compare 09:02 central standard time to 06:50 EST


American Eagle Flight 4184 was a scheduled FAR Part 121 flight from Indianapolis Airport, Indiana (IND) to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois (ORD) on October 31, 1994. The aircraft was an ATR 72- 212, MSN 401, registered by Simmons Airlines as N40 1AM and operating as American Eagle.

Flight 4184 was cleared for take off at 1455:20

The accident occurred at 15.59 during their subsequent return flight (Fight 4184) en-route from IND to ORD.


Compare 14:55:20 to 15.59






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