NTSB Identification: CEN14LA120
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Ashland, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 414A, registration: N414CJ
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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On January 23, 2014, about 1430 central standard time, a Cessna 414A airplane, N414CJ, made a forced landing in a field after a total loss of engine power near Ashland, Missouri. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by Alelco, Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport (KCBF), Council Bluffs, Iowa, at 1326 and was destined for the Jefferson City Memorial Airport (KJEF), Jefferson City, Missouri.
According to the pilot, during the descent to KJEF about 7,000 feet, the engines got out of "sync" and the airplane yawed as if an engine had lost power. The left engine began to lose power so the pilot attempted to troubleshoot the issue. When he was unable to remedy the issue, he shut down the left engine, feathered the propeller, and advised air traffic control (ATC) of the situation. Then the right engine began to lose power and eventually would only produce idle power. The pilot conducted a forced landing into a field.
The airplane has been retained for further examination.
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