ATL97LA124
ATL97LA124

On August 24, 1997, about 1230 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 414A, N4668N, owned and operated by the private pilot, collided with a fence during an emergency landing at the Anderson County Airport, Anderson, South Carolina. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions existed, and a VFR flight plan was filed. The pilot, and one passenger were not injured while one passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged.

The pilot stated that while en route from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Atlanta, Georgia, the left engine quit. The pilot declared an emergency and landed at Anderson County Airport. Witnesses stated that the aircraft touched down about halfway down runway 5, and departed the end of the runway, striking a fence and crossing a nearby road before it came to a stop.

The FAA found the left engine to have seized and containing a large hole in top of the case. The right engine was rotating freely. The FAA found substantial damage to the bottom of the airplane and to the flight controls.

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