Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Moroni

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D6-FAT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moroni - Mohéli
MSN:
404-0216
YOM:
1978
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Moroni-Prince Saïd Ibrahim-Hahaya Airport, while climbing, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently attempted an emergency landing when the twin engine airplane struck the ground past the runway end and came to rest inverted. All 11 occupants were evacuated, a passenger and the pilot were injured. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Englewood: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 30, 2014 at 0429 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N404MG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denver - Denver
MSN:
404-0813
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
LYM182
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2566
Captain / Total hours on type:
624.00
Aircraft flight hours:
16681
Circumstances:
The pilot was conducting an early morning repositioning flight of the cargo airplane. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported to air traffic control that he had “lost an engine” and would return to the airport. Several witnesses reported that the engines were running rough and one witness reported that he did not hear any engine sounds just before the impact. The airplane impacted trees, a wooden enclosure, a chain-linked fence, and shrubs in a residential area and was damaged by the impact and postimpact fire. The airplane had been parked outside for 5 days before the accident flight and had been plugged in to engine heaters the night before the flight. It was dark and snowing lightly at the time of the accident. The operator reported that no deicing services were provided before the flight and that the pilot mechanically removed all of the snow and ice accumulation. The wreckage and witness statements were consistent with the airplane being in a right-winglow descent but the airplane did not appear to be out of control. Neither of the propellers were at or near the feathered position. The emergency procedures published by the manufacturer for a loss of engine power stated that pilots should first secure the engine and feather the propeller following a loss of engine power and then turn the fuel selector for that engine to “off.” The procedures also cautioned that continued flight might not be possible if the propeller was not feathered. The right fuel selector valve and panel were found in the off position. Investigators were not able to determine why an experienced pilot did not follow the emergency procedures and immediately secure the engine following the loss of engine power. It is not known how much snow and ice had accumulated on the airplane leading up to the accident flight or if the pilot was successful in removing all of the snow and ice with only mechanical means. The on-scene examination of the wreckage and the teardown of both engines did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures. While possible, it could not be determined if water or ice ingestion lead to the loss of engine power at takeoff.
Probable cause:
The loss of power to the right engine for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examination and teardown and the pilot’s failure to properly configure the
airplane for single-engine flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Kapingiro

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2013 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-DOC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Merugwayi - Arusha
MSN:
404-0433
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from a remote airstrip in Merugwayi, while flying in bad weather conditions, aircraft crashed in a wilderness located in Kapingiro. All seven occupants were injured, the copilot aged 23 seriously. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Among passengers were several doctors who provided medical services in the remote district.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Nairobi: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2009 at 1920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-PAX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi-Nairobi
MSN:
404-0104
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff, while on a training flight, the twin engine aircraft stalled, crashed and burst into flames. One pilot was killed while the other one was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Nagano: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 15, 2007 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
JA5257
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Nagoya-Nagoya
MSN:
404-0041
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Nagoya airport at 0846LT for a photographic flight over the Nagano and Gifu district. During flight, the aircraft crashed near the summit of mount Ena. The photographer and the pilot were killed while the copilot was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Nampula: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2004 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-NVD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
404-0667
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The crew was performing a geological flight for the mozambican government in the north of country when the twin engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Nampula airport. Both occupants were killed.