Beechcraft 1900

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Beechcraft 1900
Beechcraft B1900D of the Atlantique Air Assistance
Type: twin-engine feeder aircraft
Design country:

Beech Aircraft Corporation

First flight:

3rd September 1982

Production time:


Number of pieces:


Beechcraft 1900C from Danish Air Transport

The Beechcraft 1900 is a twin-engine feeder aircraft from Beech Aircraft Corporation with turboprop propulsion and a pressurized cabin . It offers space for up to 19 passengers. 695 copies were built between 1984 and 2002. The Beechcraft 1900 was used by Air Namibia, Danish Air Transport and Atlantique Air Assistance, among others.


Four versions were built:

  • 1900: basic version for 19 passengers
  • 1900C: Rear entrance door replaced with larger cargo door
  • 1900C-1: Fuel tanks replaced by integral tanks
  • 1900D: Raised cabin roof, thus more headroom for the passengers, also with small winglets
  • 1900D Executive: Conversion to a business jet.
  • 1900C Cargo: Conversion as a cargo plane

The ICAO code of Beechcraft 1900 is B190.


This list is incomplete and has only just begun (August 2017).

From 1987 to December 2018 there were 42 total losses with the Beechcraft 1900 with 258 deaths. Examples:

  • On January 3, 1992, a US Airways Express Beechcraft 1900C-1 (N55000) was flown into a mountain eight kilometers northeast of the Saranac Lake-Adirondack airfield ( New York ), although the approach was made using an instrument landing system (ILS). Two of the four occupants were killed (see also Commutair flight 4821 ) .
  • On November 19, 1996, a Beechcraft 1900C of the Great Lakes Airlines (N87GL) flying on behalf of the US United Express landed at Quincy Municipal Airport in Quincy (Illinois) as a private Beechcraft 65-A90 King Air from a crossing runway of the airport took off. The machines collided at the intersection. All 14 occupants of both aircraft died, those of the King Air on impact and that of the Beechcraft 1900, because a door could not be opened after the outbreak of the fire and the passengers were not aware of the existence of a second emergency door (see also United Express Flight 5925 ) .
  • On September 25, 2011, after a sightseeing flight over the Himalayas, a Beechcraft 1900D of the Nepalese Buddha Air (9N-AEK) was flown against a hill shortly before landing at Kathmandu airport . At the time of the crash, the clouds were low. All 16 passengers and 3 crew members were killed.

Technical specifications

Beechcraft 1900D D-COCA of the Private Wings
  • Length: 17.64 m
  • Span: 17.61 m
  • Height: 4.54 m (1900C), 4.72 m (1900D)
  • Drive: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65B (or DPT6A-67D) with 865 kW or 906 kW each
  • Range ("Ferry Flight"): 2,620 km
  • Range with maximum payload: 385 km
  • Service ceiling: 7,620 m
  • Top speed: 487 km / h (consumption: 330 kg / h)
  • Cruising speed: 427 km / h (consumption: 245 kg / h)
  • Maximum rate of climb: 710 m / min
  • Maximum payload: 3,000 kg
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 17,120 lb (7,668 kg) (Model 1900D)

See also

Web links

Commons : Beechcraft 1900  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Accident statistics Beech 1900 , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on December 28, 2018.
  2. Crash of a Beechcraft 1900C in Taiwan: 18 killed. Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives, accessed March 17, 2020 .
  3. ^ Accident report Beech 1900C RoCAF 1905 , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on March 17, 2020.
  4. accident report Beech 1900C N55000 , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on 27 November 2017th
  5. Sabine Etzold: " Learn to eat! " - DIE ZEIT No. 15 from April 1, 2004
  6. accident report Beech 1900D N233YV , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on 26 November 2017th
  7. accident report Beech 1900D N240CJ , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on 29 April 2020th
  8. ^ Accident report Beech 1900 9N-AEK , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on November 12, 2017.
  9. according to type approval PT6A-41 (PDF)
  10. according to type approval PT6A-67 (PDF)