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Beechcraft 1900

The Beech 1900 is a pressurized twin-engine turboprop 19-passenger airplane produced by the American manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation, today Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. This aircraft is mainly used as a regional airliner and nowadays a freight aircraft or corporate aircraft.

The Beech 1900 is based on the much smaller Beech King Air 200 with a lengthened fuselage. The improved Beech 1900D divers from the Beech 1900C in a substantially deeper fuselage with stand-up headroom. The passenger and freight doors and the cabin windows have been enlarged. The Beech 1900D is equipped with more powerful PT6A-67D (954 kW / 1279 shp) engines instead of the PT6A-65B (820kW / 1100shp) of the Beech 1900C.


Specifications for the Beechcraft 1900
Crew 01-Feb  
Passengers 19  
Propulsion 2 Turboprop Engines  
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D  
Engine Power (each) 954 kW 1279 shp
max. Cruise Speed 330 km/h 178 kts
      205 mph
max. Speed (vne) 459 km/h 248 kts
      285 mph
Service Ceiling 7.620 m 25.000 ft
Rate of climb 610 m/min 2000 ft/min
Range 2.778 km 1.500 NM
    1.726 mi.
Empty Weight 4.803 kg 10.590 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 7.766 kg 17.120 lbs
max. Landing Weight 7.605 kg 16.765 lbs
Wing Span 17,64 m 57 ft 10 in
Wing Area 28,8 m² 310 ft²
Length 17,62 m 57 ft 10 in
Height 4,72 m 15 ft 6 in
First Flight Sep-82  
Production Status out of production  
Production Range 1993-2002  
Total Production 695  
Developed from Beech Super King Air 200  
ICAO Code B190  
Data for (Version) Beech 1900D  
Variants 1900C, 1900D  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
09-Feb-17 Beech 1900D C-FNWH North-Wright Airways Tulita Airpo... 0 damaged
30-Sep-16 Beech 1900C N376SA Southern Air Charter Deadman's Ca... 0 damaged
20-Apr-16 Beech 1900D C-FEVA Air Canada Express, opb Exploits Valley Air Services Gander Airpo... 0 damaged
11-Feb-15 Beech 1900C YV1674 Aeropanamericano near Miami Execut... 4 crashed
22-Nov-13 Beech 1900C-1 N575X Era Alaska Badami Airpo... 0 damaged
23-Oct-13 Beech 1900C N575U ERA Aviation Homer Airpor... 0 damaged
01-Sep-13 Beech 1900D N169GL Great Lakes Airlines Telluride Ai... 0 damaged
07-Apr-13 Beech 1900C-1 ZS-PHL Sahel Air Service near São Tomé Isl... 1 crashed
08-Mar-13 Beech 1900C-1 N116AX ACE Air Cargo near Dillingham M... 2 crashed
09-Feb-13 Beech 1900C C-FPCO Pacific Coastal Blue River A... 0 damaged
28-Oct-12 Beech 1900D TT-ABB Chad Government Bir Kalait 0 damaged
17-Mar-12 Beech 1900C C-GCMZ Northern Thunderbird Air Blue River A... 0 damaged
30-Nov-11 Beech 1900 FAB-043 Bolivian AF near La Paz-El Al... 0 crashed
25-Sep-11 Beech 1900D 9N-AEK Buddha Air near Kathmandu-Tr... 19 crashed
09-Feb-11 Beech 1900D C-FWAX Wasaya Airways Kasabonika A... 0 damaged
03-Dec-10 Beech 1900C-1 C9-AUO Kaya Airlines near Maputo Inter... 0 crashed
05-Nov-10 Beech 1900C-1 AP-BJD JS Air near Karachi-Jinn... 21 crashed
21-Jan-10 Beech 1900C-1 N112AX ACE Air Cargo near Sand Point M... 2 crashed
09-Nov-09 Beech 1900D 5Y-VVQ Blue Bird Aviation Nairobi-Wils... 1 crashed
01-Sep-08 Beech 1900C-1 ZS-OLD CemAir, op.for Air Serv International near Bukavu-Kavum... 17 crashed
23-May-08 Beech 1900C N195GA Alpine Aviation near Billings-Log... 1 crashed
02-May-08 Beech 1900C 5Y-FLX Flex Air, op.for Southern Sudan Air Connection near Rumbek 21 crashed
15-Mar-08 Beech 1900D 5N-JAH Wings Aviation near Bushi Villag... 3 crashed
22-Feb-08 Beech 1900D N305PC Peabody Coal Company Kayenta-Peab... 0 crashed
14-Jan-08 Beech 1900C-1 N410UB Alpine Aviation near Lihue, HI 1 crashed
06-Jul-07 Beech 1900C 5Y-BTT Aero Kenya Nairobi-Wils... 0 crashed
20-Jun-07 Beech 1900D N253GL Great Lakes Airlines Laramie Regi... 0 damaged
18-Jun-07 Beech 1900D ZK-EAK Air New Zealand Link, opb Eagle Airways Blenheim-Woo... 0 damaged
25-Jan-07 Beech 1900D F-HALS Alsair St. Moritz-S... 0 damaged
22-Oct-04 Beech 1900C N79YV Southern Air Charter near New Providen... 0 crashed
06-Sep-04 Beech 1900D 5N-PTL Wings Aviation Eket airstrip 0 damaged
01-Apr-04 Beech 1900D N149CJ US Airways Express, opb Colgan Air Hartford-Bra... 0 crashed
16-Mar-04 Beech 1900C N27RA USAF near Tonopah-Test... 5 crashed
28-Jan-04 Beech 1900D 7T-VIN Tassili Airlines near Ghardaïa-Nou... 1 crashed
26-Aug-03 Beech 1900D N240CJ US Airways Express, opb Colgan Air near Hyannis, MA 2 crashed
29-Apr-03 Beech 1900C-1 TR-LFQ Avirex Kinshasa-N'D... 0 crashed
19-Mar-03 Beech 1900D 9G-AGF Ashanti Gold Fields Obuasi Airstrip 0 damaged
08-Jan-03 Beech 1900D N233YV US Airways Express, opb Air Midwest Charlotte-Do... 21 crashed
09-Dec-02 Beech 1900C N127YV Raytheon near Mena, AR 3 crashed
14-May-02 Beech 1900D N151GL Great Lakes Airlines Grand Island... 0 destroyed
14-May-02 Beech 1900D N262GL Great Lakes Airlines Grand Island... 0 destroyed
14-Sep-01 Beech 1900C C-GSKC SkyLink Express St. John's A... 0 crashed
17-Mar-01 Beech 1900C-1 S9-CAE SAL Express Quilemba 16 crashed
17-May-00 Beech 1900C-1 TR-LFK Avirex near Moanda Airpo... 3 crashed
19-Feb-00 Beech 1900C-1 HK-4200 Aerotaca an airstrip ... 1 hijacked
10-Sep-99 Beech 1900D VH-NTL QantasLink/Impulse Newcastle-Wi... 0 damaged
12-Aug-99 Beech 1900D C-FLIH Regionnair near Sept-Îles Ai... 1 crashed
30-Jul-99 Beech 1900D YV-466C Avior Arauca-Santi... 0 hijacked
19-Feb-99 Beech 1900D D-CBSF Avanti Air Frankfurt In... 0 damaged
11-Feb-99 Beech 1900C-1 N31240 ACE Air Cargo near Saint Mary's... 0 crashed
08-Feb-99 Beech 1900D N148SK Skyway Airlines near Milwaukee, WI 0 damaged
22-Jan-99 Beech 1900D N215CJ Colgan Air Hyannis-Barn... 0 damaged
04-Jan-99 Beech 1900C-1 C-FGOI Regionnair Saint-August... 0 crashed
11-Sep-98 Beech 1900C N1563C Alaska Central Express Saint Mary's... 0 damaged
19-Aug-98 Beech 1900D N251GL United Express, opb Great Lakes Airlines near Denver Inter... 0 damaged
30-Jul-98 Beech 1900D F-GSJM Proteus Air Baie de Quib... 14 crashed
25-Jul-98 Beech 1900D   Avior Saravena 0 hijacked
20-Jan-98 Beech 1900D N854CA US Airways Express, opb Commutair Saranac Lake... 0 damaged
13-Aug-97 Beech 1900C N3172A Ameriflight Seattle/Taco... 0 crashed
19-Nov-96 Beech 1900C-1 N87GL United Express, opb Great Lakes Airlines Quincy Munic... 12 crashed
07-Dec-95 Beech 1900D F-OHRK Air St. Martin near Port-au-Prin... 20 crashed
05-Mar-95 Beech 1900C N130UE United Express, opb Great Lakes Airlines Minneapolis-... 0 damaged
15-Dec-94 Beech 1900D N39ZV United Express, opb Mesa Airlines Farmington M... 0 damaged
03-Jan-92 Beech 1900C-1 N55000 USAir Express, opb Commutair near Saranac Lake... 2 crashed
28-Dec-91 Beech 1900C N811BE Business Express, op.for Delta Connection near Block Island... 3 crashed
21-Aug-90 Beech 1900C-1 1905 Republic of China AF Yunlin 18 crashed
18-May-90 Beech 1900C-1 RP-C314 Aerolift Philippines near Manila Inter... 21+ 4 crashed
23-Nov-87 Beech 1900C N401RA Ryan Air Service Homer Airpor... 18 crashed
06-Apr-87 Beech 1900 N811BE Business Express Boston-Logan... 0 damaged
20-May-84 Beech 1900C N305BH Beechcraft Hannover 0 damaged