NTSB Identification: MIA88FA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35171.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 07, 1987 in DELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 421B, registration: N8043Q
Injuries: 5 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO BE FLYING SLOWLY, THEN ROLL STEEPLY TO THE LEFT AND DIVE INTO AN UNOCCUPIED HOUSE FROM ABOUT 300 FT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT HAD CONSIDERABLE FLT TIME BUT HE HAD NOT FLOWN THIS MODEL, EXCEPT FOR A 35 MIN CHECKOUT THAT MORNING. THE CHECKOUT CONSISTED OF 3 TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS. THE PLT'S FRIEND, A RATED PLT WITHOUT A MULTIENGINE RATING, SAT IN THE RIGHT COCKPIT SEAT & HAD LOGGED FLT TIME IN THE PLT'S OTHER TWIN AIRCRAFT. A WITNESS STATED THE PLT LOOKED PALE & APPEARED TROUBLED JUST BEFORE THE FLT. THE AUTOPSY OF THE PLT REVEALED THE LEFT MAIN CORONARY ARTERY WAS BLOCKED EXCEPT FOR A 'PINHOLE' OPENING. THE DOCTOR STATED THE CONDITION COULD HAVE CAUSED A SEIZURE BUT COULD NOT SAY WHETHER IT HAD ANY BEARING ON THIS ACCIDENT. NO EVIDENCE COULD BE FOUND TO INDICATE ANY PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WITH THE AIRFRAME, PROPELLERS, OR ENGINES. THE ACFT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 134 POUNDS OVER GROSS WEIGHT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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