Fatal Beech 1900 Plane Crashes

The following events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role. Excluded would be events where the only passengers killed were stowaways, hijackers, or saboteurs.

  1. 23 November 1987; Ryan Air Service Beech 1900; 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; Manila Philippines: The aircraft suffered an engine failure just after takeoff and crashed into a nearby residential area. Both crew members and all 19 passengers on this scheduled flight were killed.

  3. 3 January 1992; USAir Express (Commutair) Beech 1900; 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.

  4. 19 November 1996; United Express (Great Lakes Aviation) Beech 1900; 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.
    NTSB Accident Summary
    NTSB Accident Report

  5. 30 July 1998; Proteus Air Beech 1900; 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.

  6. 8 January 2003; US Airways Express (Air Midwest) Beech 1900; 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.
    Fatal US Airways/US Airways Express Events
    NTSB Accident Summary
    NTSB Accident Report
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