NTSB Identification: DEN83FA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23457.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1983 in WEST JORDAN, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 421A, registration: N2239Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Serious.

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.

INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE PLT ABORTED TWO TAKEOFF ATTEMPTS DUE TO A 'ROUGHNESS' IN ONE ENG. NOT ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE ROUGHNESS DURING SUBSEQUENT GROUND CHECKS, THE PLT DEPARTED. AT AN ALT OF 300 AGL THE LEFT ENG BEGAN TO SURGE AND THE RIGHT ENG, ACCORDING TO THE PLT, 'SEEMED TO BE DELIVERING NO POWER EITHER AND I COULD FEEL THE PLANE DECELERATING.' THE PLT STATED HE TURNED THE ACFT TO MISS A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND THE ACFT DOVE INTO THE GROUND AT ABOUT 45 DEG ANGLE. INVESTIGATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY REASON FOR LOSS OF ENG POWER.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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