MIA98LA090
MIA98LA090

On February 27, 1998, about 2155 central standard time, a Cessna 337, N1287M, registered to Marc Inc., crashed during takeoff at the Raymond Airport, in Raymond, Mississippi, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed. The private-rated pilot-in-command and one passenger received minor injuries. The commercial-rated second pilot received serious injuries. The flight originated from the same airport, at 2120.

The pilot-in-command, sitting in the front left seat, stated that after the airplane landed, he planned on terminating the flight. During landing rollout the second pilot, sitting in the front right seat, applied full power, the airplane lifted off, and settled back to the ground nose first, striking the propeller. The airplane again became airborne and collided with trees at the end of the runway. The pilot-in-command stated, "he was unsure who was flying the airplane."

According to the FAA Inspector's statement, "...we [the FAA], along with the Sheriffs Department found 1 beer can about 2 yards from the aircraft, 1 beer can with burn marks on it, about 18-20 yards from impact, 1 plastic drinking mug about 35 yards west of impact." The inspector's office requested any blood work done on the two pilots that would show percent by weight of alcohol in the blood. On March 27, 1998, the following report was received by the FAA referance the pilot in the right seat, from tests performed at the Delta Regional Medical Center, "...which shows 8.0 mg/dl, which I [FAA Inspector] understand to be the equivalent of .008%." On April 3, 1998, the inspector received records on the left seat pilot from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. According to the FAA Inspector, "...these records do not show any blood alcohol test being taken."

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