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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37746
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Date:11-JAN-1992
Time:11:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3767C
C/n / msn: 402B0617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lantana, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Jacksonville, FL (CRG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
FLT DEPARTED AND UPON REACHING A POINT APPROX 35 MILES NORTH OF airport PLT REQUESTED RETURN TO airport FROM ATC. PLT DID NOT DECLARE EMERGENCY OR REPORT AN ENGINE PROBLEM. UPON ENTERING TRAFFIC PATTERN AT UNCONTROLLED airport PLT STATED HE WOULD FOLLOW A CESSNA 152 FOR LANDING. ON SHORT FINAL ACFT WAS SEEN MAKING S TURNS TO MAINTAIN SPACING BEHIND 152. PLT THEN DECLARED HE HAD AN ENGINE SHUTDOWN AND NEEDED TO LAND. 152 WAS IN LANDING FLARE AND LANDED. WITH 152 ON RUNWAY PLT ATTEMPTED A GO AROUND WITH FULL FLAPS EXTENDED, GEAR DOWN, LEFT ENG SHUTDOWN, AND AT A SLOW AIRSPEED. ACFT ROLLED TO LEFT UPON APPLICATION OF RIGHT ENG POWER AND NOSED DOWN FROM WHICH IT CRASHED. THE NUMBER TWO CYLINDER OF THE LEFT ENG HAD SUFFERED SEPARATION OF THE HEAD FROM THE BARREL. PLT LOGBOOK DID NOT REFLECT PLT HAVING CURRENT BIENNIAL FLT REVIEW. CAUSE: THE PILOT IN COMMANDS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED ABOVE SINGLE ENGINE MINIMUM CONTROL SPEED RESULTING IN AN INFLIGHT LOSS OF CONTROL AND COLLISION WITH TERRAIN. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S FAILURE TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AND REQUEST PRIORITY LANDING AND HIS DECISION TO FOLLOW A SLOWER AIRCRAFT IN THE PATTERN.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X14023


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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