On September 1, 2002, about 0945 eastern daylight time, a Clarence F. Callahan Challenger II, N521CF, registered to and operated by a private individual, as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, impacted trees and crashed while attempting to land at Orlando Country Airport, Plymouth, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The private-rated pilot received minor injuries, and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated the same day, about 0935. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he was on final approach to land, and it appeared as if he was going to undershoot the runway, so he attempted to correct the situation by applying throttle control input to increase engine power, but he applied a little too much power, which caused the airplane to dive to the right and collide with trees on the south end of the runway. The airplane incurred damage to the landing gear, the wings, and the fuselage. The pilot said that this accident was purely his error, and that there had been no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident.