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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36657
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Date:20-AUG-1983
Time:08:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 421A
Owner/operator:Ralph Anderson
Registration: N2239Q
C/n / msn: 421A0039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:West Jordan, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE PLT ABORTED TWO TAKEOFF ATTEMPTS DUE TO A 'ROUGHNESS' IN ONE ENG. NOT ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE ROUGHNESS DURING SUBSEQUENT GROUND CHECKS, THE PLT DEPARTED. AT AN ALT OF 300 AGL THE LEFT ENG BEGAN TO SURGE AND THE RIGHT ENG, ACCORDING TO THE PLT, 'SEEMED TO BE DELIVERING NO POWER EITHER AND I COULD FEEL THE PLANE DECELERATING.' THE PLT STATED HE TURNED THE ACFT TO MISS A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND THE ACFT DOVE INTO THE GROUND AT ABOUT 45 DEG ANGLE. INVESTIGATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY REASON FOR LOSS OF ENG POWER. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44106


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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