NTSB Identification: LAX84LA486.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26184.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 1984 in CARLSBAD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 414A, registration: N2700S
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS ON IFR DEPARTURE IN MINIMAL WEATHER CONDITIONS.ON TAKEOFF ROLL, A PWR LOSS OCCURRED ON THE RT ENG AND THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RT. PIC (OWNER) IN LEFT SEAT INITIATED ABORTED TAKEOFF, BUT RT SEAT PLT TOOK CONTROL, CONTINUED TAKEOFF AND FEATHERED THE RT PROP. BOTH PLTS OBSERVED SMOKE FROM THE ENGS ON THEIR RESPECTIVE SIDES, BOTH THOUGHT LANDING GEAR WAS RETRACTED. (INVESTIGATION REVEALED LANDING GEAR WAS DOWN.) ACFT COULD NOT MAINTAIN ALT, PLTS ELECTED TO DITCH IN OCEAN. INVESTIGATION REVEALED ACFT HAD BEEN SERVICED WITH 147 GALS OF JET FUEL INSTEAD OF AVGAS AT 0445 HRS BY A FBO LINEMAN. THE LINEMAN HAD 3 WEEKS TTL EXPERIENCE, 1 1/2 HRS VIDEO TAPE TRAINING AND WAS WORKING 2 JOBS 7 DAYS PER WEEK.

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

FLUID,OIL GRADE..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT



Contributing Factors

RELINQUISHING OF CONTROL..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(GROUND SCHEDULE)..FBO PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..FBO PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT



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