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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134145
Last updated: 9 October 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1982
Time:16:00 CST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C414 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 414
Owner/operator:Joe D. Synder
Registration: N7706
C/n / msn: 414-0071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OKC/KOKC)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, Miami Airport, Miami, Florida (MIA/KMIA)
Narrative:
THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT CRASHED ABOUT 3 HRS AFTER TAKING OFF WITH 4 1/2 HOURS OF FUEL ON BOARD. HE CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING IN A LARGE FIELD. THE FIELD WAS LOCATED LESS THAN HALF WAY TO HIS DESTINATION. THE SHERIFF REPORTED MINIMUM VISIBILITY WITH SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. THE OCCUPANTS RECEIVED ONLY MINOR INJURIES, BUT THE PLANE WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT AND GROUND FIRE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PRE-IMPACT MALFUNCTION/FAILURE OF THE ENGINE OR INFLIGHT FIRE. THE PILOT PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT: HE WAS CRUISING ABOVE AN OVERCAST AT 17,500 FT WHEN THE LEFT ENGINE BEGAN CUTTING OUT AND FORCED HIM TO DESCEND THROUGH THE CLOUDS; HE DESCENDED TO VFR CONDITIONS AT 1200 FT AGL OVER SNOW COVERED TERRAIN AND DETERMINED HIS LOCATION BY VIEWING A WATER TOWER; HE THE ELECTED TO LAND IN A FIELD WHEN HE SAW SMOKE AND FIRE COMING FROM THE ENGINE COWLING; WHILE LANDING, THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND TOUCHED DOWN FIRST.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS; LOW CEILING; RAIN; ICING CONDITIONS

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification ATL82FKQ09 at https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20020917X01750&AKey=1&RType=Final&IType=FK
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=7706
3, https://uk.flightaware.com/resources/registration/N7706
4. http://libraryonline.erau.edu/online-full-text/ntsb/aircraft-accident-briefs/NTSB-AAB-83-04-OCR.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Jul-2018 20:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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