Accident Cessna 340A N13DT, 16 Mar 1999
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34588
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 340A
Registration: N13DT
MSN: 340A0063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chesapeake, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:CPK
Destination airport:Bunnell, FL (X47)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After takeoff, the airplane returned to the departure airport for an emergency landing. The aircraft was observed in the vicinity of the runway threshold, about 500 feet above the ground, with it's left propeller feathered, when it entered a left bank which increased to about 90 degrees. The airplane then entered a spin, descended, and impacted the ground. Examination of wreckage revealed the camshaft of the left engine had failed as a result of a fatigue crack. No other abnormalities were observed of airframe or engine. The left engine had accumulated about 1,200 hours since overhaul. The pilot purchased the airplane about 1 month prior to the accident. At that time, he reported 700 hours of flight experience in multi-engine airplanes, of which, 10 hours were in the make and model of the accident airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during a single engine emergency landing, after experiencing a failure of the left engine. A factor in this accident was the failure of the left engine's camshaft due to a fatigue crack.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2017 10:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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