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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37817
Last updated: 7 November 2020
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Date:12-NOV-1991
Time:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Chenowith Construction Co. Inc
Registration: N7672Q
C/n / msn: 340-0184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:3 miles from Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Charleston International Airport, Charleston, South Carolina (CHS/KCHS
Destination airport:Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio (CMH/KCMH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On final approach the pilot reported an engine failure. He was putting the undercarriage down. The aircraft crashed 3 miles from the airport. Examination of the engines revealed no discrepancies. The pilot did not feather the propeller after the engine failure. He had no training on this type or any other multi-engine aircraft in over 5 years. It was reported that the pilot did not manage the aircraft fuel system in the recommended manner.

A witness said the pilot used fuel from the main tanks until they were nearly empty. He ignored forecasts of light icing conditions and during his flight he reported ice accumulation. The NTSB determined the cause to be: the pilot's improper execution of an emergency procedure, after an engine failure, which resulted in the loss of aircraft control.

Factors related to the accident were: the pilot's improper management of the fuel system; lack of proficiency in emergency procedure; and the flight into unknown icing conditions.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC92FA029
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7672Q


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
11-Mar-2016 22:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2016 22:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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