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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41533
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Date:11-FEB-1982
Time:05:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 421
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N24CC
C/n / msn: 421-0043
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Miami, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE FLIGHT DEPARTED THE TAMIAMI AIRPORT, MIAMI, FLORIDA AT APPROXIMATELY 2100 EST ON FEBRUARY 9, 1982. THERE WAS NO FLIGHT PLAN FILED AND THE PURPOSE, DESTINATION, AND LOCATIONS OF POSSIBLE ENROUTE STOPS WERE NOT DETERMINED. THE NEXT REPORTED COMMUNICATION WITH THE FLIGHT WAS AT 0533 ON FEBRUARY 11, 1982 WHEN THE FOLLOWING TRANSMISSION WAS RECORDED ON THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT'S CONTROL TOWER FREQUENCY: "MAYDAY-MAYDAY-MAYDAY TWIN CESSNA 421CC GOING IN WEST OF MIAMI, GOING IN WEST OF MIAMI." THE AIRCRAFT INITIALLY IMPACTED THE TERRAIN WHILE ON AN EASTERLY HEADING IN A NEAR LEVEL ATTITUDE. IT BOUNCED AND IMPACTED THE SECOND TIME IN A 40 DEGREE NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND FLIPPED INVERTED. THE WING FUEL TANKS RUPTURED IN THE CRASH BUT THE MAIN TANKS WERE INTACT AND FOUND VOID OF FUEL. BOTH PROPELLERS SEPARATED DURING THE CRASH SEQUENCE AND THE BLADE DISTORTIONS WERE NOT INDICATIVE OF POWER AT THE TIME OF IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X02403


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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