NTSB Identification: CHI82FA096
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 23, 1982 in JACKSON, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N37174
Injuries: 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.

AT APPROXIMATELY 90K AFTER LIFTOFF FROM A TOUCH & GO THE COPILOT, WHO WAS FLYING FROM THE LEFT SEAT, INDICATED PROBLEMS WITH THE RIGHT ENG. THE PLT HAD BEEN OBSERVING TRUCKS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. HE STATED THEY COULD HAVE SET IT BACK DOWN EXCEPT HE THOUGHT THEY MIGHT SWERVE INTO THE TRUCKS. HE WAS NOT SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT THE INSTRUMENTS BECAUSE OF THE TRUCKS. HE TOOK CONTROL & THE ACFT SETTLED ADJACENT TO THE RWY & BURST INTO FLAMES. INSPECTION OF THE RIGHT ENG REVEALED ALL BUT ONE OF THE 12 SPARK PLUGS WERE SOOTY. THE PLUGS WERE INSTALLED IN A NEW ENGINE & THE ENG OBTAINED TAKEOFF RPM.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

FLIGHT/NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT(S)..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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