Accident Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III N6797L, 18 Nov 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III
Owner/operator:Regional Aviation LLC
Registration: N6797L
MSN: 421C1050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Decatur, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Denton Enterprise Airport, TX (KDTO)
Destination airport:Bridgeport Municipal Airport, TX (KXBP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On November 18, 2022, at 1510 central standard time, a Cessna 421C airplane, N6797L, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Decatur, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight.

Flight tracking information indicated the airplane departed Denton Enterprise Airport (DTO), Denton, Texas, at 1459. The pilot proceeded about 30 miles west and climbed to an altitude of about 2,200 ft mean sea level (msl). About 1507, the airplane entered a descent and a left turn; both of which continued until the end of the data. The final data point was recorded at 1510:19. The airplane came to rest about 125 ft north-northeast of the final data point.

The airplane impacted a utility pole and the terrain. It came to rest upright about 165 ft from the utility pole, and a post-impact fire ensued. Burned vegetation was present over portions of the entire debris path. The left wing was separated outboard of the engine and located near the utility pole. The fuselage was damaged consistent with impact forces. Both wings and the fuselage exhibited thermal damage consistent with the postimpact fire. The flight controls remained attached to the airframe and no anomalies consistent with a preimpact flight control anomaly were observed. Postrecovery engine examinations are planned.


NTSB (photo)



Revision history:

19-Nov-2022 00:44 Captain Adam Added
19-Nov-2022 02:34 johnwg Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Category]
19-Nov-2022 05:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2022 14:17 johnwg Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]
14-Dec-2022 20:41 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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