Beech 1900 plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the aircraft model. The numbered events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.

  1. 23 November 1987; Ryan Air Service Beech 1900; N401RA; flight 103; Homer, AK: The fully loaded aircraft lost control and crashed while on final approach to Homer after a non-scheduled flight from Kodiak,AK. The NTSB determined the aircraft's cargo load was not properly balanced and that this caused the aircraft to lose control just afther the flaps were lowered. Both crew members and 16 of the 19 passengers were killed.

  2. 18 May 1990; Aerolift Philippines Beech 1900; RP-C314; flight 75; Manila Philippines: The aircraft was on a schedule domestic flight to Manila to Suriago, Philippines. Engine number two failed just after takeoff and crashed into a nearby residential area. Both crew members and all 19 passengers on this scheduled flight were killed. Four people on the ground were also killed.

  3. 3 January 1992; USAir Express (Commutair) Beech 1900; N55000; flight 4821; Gabriel, NY: The aircraft hit high ground on approach 3.9 miles (6.2 km) from the runway at about 1600 feet (490 meters) above minimum altitude at that point. The NTSB believes that the glide slope indicator may have been unreliable due to precipitation static. One of the two crew members and one of the two passengers on this scheduled flight were killed.
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    7 December 1995; Air St. Martin; F-OHRK; Beech 1900; near Port-au-Prince, Haiti: The aircraft was on an unscheduled international flight transporting illegal Haitian immigrants back to Haiti. The aircraft had drifted about 10 nm off course and collided with high terrain during approach. hit high ground on approach about 30 km from the destination airport. Both crew members and all 18 passengers were killed.

  4. 19 November 1996; United Express (Great Lakes Aviation) Beech 1900; N87GL; flight 5925; Quincy, IL: Just after landing, the Beech 1900 was struck by a twin engine Beech King Air that was departing on an intersecting runway. Both crew members and all 10 passengers on the Beech 1900 were killed as were the two occupants of the King Air. The airport did not have a control tower.
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  5. 30 July 1998; Proteus Air Beech 1900; F-GSJM; flight 706; near Lorient, France: The aircraft was inbound to Lorient on a flight from Lyon when it collided with a Cessna about one mile (1.6 km) off the coastline. Both crew members and all 12 passengers were killed. The pilot of the Cessna was also killed. Just prior to the collision, the pilot of the Beechcraft reportedly had requested permission to take a detour and overfly a mailboat.
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  6. 17 March 2001; SAL Express Beech 1900; S9-CAE; Lubango, Angola: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Luanda to Lubango, Angola. The aircraft crashed in a mountainous area during approach, reportedly during heavy rainfall condations. Both crew members and 14 of the 15 passengers were killed in the crash. The sole survivor was reportedly a 25-year-old man, Manuel Francisco Gonzalez Perez.
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    18 March 2001 report from News24 of South Africa
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  7. 8 January 2003; US Airways Express (Air Midwest) Beech 1900; N233YV; flight 5481; Charlotte, NC: The aircraft crashed into a maintenance hanger at the airport shortly after it departed for a flight to Greenville, SC. The NTSB determined that the loss of pitch control resulted from a combination of an incorrectly rigged elevator control system and by the airplane’s aft center of gravity being substantially aft of the certified limit. Both pilots and all 19 passengers were killed in the crash.
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  8. 25 September 2011; Buddha Air Beechcraft 1900D; 9N-AEK; flight 103; near near Kotdanda, Nepal: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic sightseeing flight which was to start and end at Kathmandu, Nepal. The aircraft crashed during approach at the end of the flight and the crash location was several miles short of the runway. All three crew members and 16 passengers were killed.
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Beech 1900 plane crashes -- Revised: 12 March 2017