BAe Jetstream 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. 26 December 1989; United Express (NPA) BAe Jetstream 31; Flight 2415; Pasco, WA: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Yakima, WA to Pasco, WA and was approaching the airport around 10:30 pm that night. The crew executed an excessively steep and unstabilzied ILS approach. That approach, along with improper air traffic control commands and aircraft icing, caused the aircraft to stall and crash short of the runway. Both crew members and all four passengers were killed.

  2. 1 December 1993; Northwest Airlink (Express Airlines) BAe Jetstream 31; Hibbing, MN: The aircraft had a controlled flight into terrain about three miles (five km) from the runway threshold during an an excessively steep approach in conditions of snow and freezing fog. Both crew members and all 16 passengers were killed.

  3. 7 January 1994; United Express (Atlantic Coast Airlines); Flight 6291; Jetstream 41; Columbus, OH: The captain initiated the approach at high speed and crossed the final approach fix without first having the airplane properly configured for a stabilized ILS approach. The airplane stalled and crashed 1.3 miles (2.1 km) short of the runway. All three crew members and two of the five passengers were killed.

  4. 13 December 1994; American Eagle (Flagship Airlines) Jetstream 31; N918AE; flight 3379; Raleigh/Durham, NC: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh/Durham, NC. The NTSB found that after a suspected engine failure, the flight crew did not follow established procedures. While executing a missed approach the crew lost control of the aircraft and crashed about five miles (eight km) short of the runway. Both crew members and 13 of the 18 passengers were killed.
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  5. 21 May 2000; Executive Airlines BAe Jetstream 31; near Wilkes-Barre, PA: The aircraft crashed about eight miles (12.8 km) from the airport while maneuvering for its second landing attempt. The second landing was attempted during a period of reduced visibility after a charter flight from Atlantic City, NJ. Both crew members and all 17 passengers were killed.
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  6. 8 July 2000; Aerocaribe BAe Jetstream 32; Villahermosa, Mexico: The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Tuxla Gutierrez to Villahermosa crashed en route about a half hour after takeoff. It was reported that the pilot had diverted from the intended flight path due to weather conditions. Both crew members and all 17 passengers were killed.

  7. 19 October 2004; AmericanConnection (Corporate Airlines) BAe Jetstream 32; N875JX; flight 5966; near Kirksville, MO: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from St. Louis, MO to Kirksville, MO. The crew continued the approach after reaching minimum descent altitude event though at least one flight crew member could not see the ground. The aircraft hit several trees, crashed, and caught fire about four miles (6.4 km) south of the destination airport. According to the National Weather Service, visibility was about four miles at the time of the crash, with low clouds created a 300-foot ceiling. Both crew members and 11 of the 13 passengers were killed.
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  8. 18 November 2004; Rutas Aereas Venezolanas (RAVSA) BAe Jetstream 31; Caracas, Venezuela: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from El Vigia to Caracas and crashed after landing during heavy rain at the Caracas airport. After landing, the aircraft departed the runway and crashed into the airport fire department headquarters and caught fire. That fire was quickly put out by the fire fighters in the building. Both crew members survived, but four of the 19 passengers were killed.

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BAe Jetstream plane crashes -- Revised: 28 September 2014