NTSB Identification: NYC73AN084
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 421, registration: N121X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1559  72/12/16   CHEEKTOWAGA,NY      CESSNA 421          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1033                    N121X               PX-  2  0  0  BUSINESS                  AGE 31, 2600 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            80 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - GREATER BUFFALO
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BUFFALO,NY                  ALLENTOWN,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLIDED WITH: RESIDENCE(S)                              IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           POWERPLANT - FUEL SYSTEM: SELECTOR VALVES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
        FACTOR(S)
           POWERPLANT - EXHAUST SYSTEM: OTHER
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: SPARK PLUG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CARBON DEPOSITS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                       1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         SNOW SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          BLOWING SNOW                                              22
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          290                                                       16
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PWR LOSS L ENG.SPARK PLUG FOULED,PSBL SLOW WASTEGATE OPN.FUEL SHUT OFF,PROP NOT FTHRD.

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