NTSB Identification: NYC85FA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28238.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 02, 1985 in JOHNSON CITY, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 421B, registration: N5407J
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER A HEAVY SNOW SHOWER PASSED OVER THE AIRPORT, THE ACCIDENT ACFT ATTEMPTED A DEPARTURE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT TRANSMITTED THAT HE WAS COMING BACK TO LAND.THE ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY THEREAFTER, 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT. GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT USE NEARLY ALL OF THE 4,999 FT RWY AND GRADUALLY DESCEND OUT OF SIGHT PRIOR TO THE CRASH. A CESSNA CONQUEST HAD DEPARTED THE SAME RWY MOMENTS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT ACFT AND EXPERIENCED DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PORBLEMS DUE TO SLUSH ON THE RWY AND AIRFRAME ICING ON THEIR ACFT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SLUSH COVERED


Contributing Factors

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

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