Crash of a Cessna 411 in Mexico: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2011 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-LWA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guadalajara-Mexico City
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo airport, crew informed ATC about technical problems and elected to make an emergency landing. While approaching a pasture, aircraft hit power cables and crashed in flames. Both pilots and two cows in the field were killed. All four passengers were seriously injured (burned) and one of them died three days later.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in East Hampton: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 23, 2005 at 1345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7345U
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jefferson-Nantucket
MSN:
411-0045
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
452
Aircraft flight hours:
2808
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from East Hampton municipal airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a residential area. The pilot, sole on board, was killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Guaymas: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2005 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-ITI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tijuana-Guaymas
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed in a wooded mountain located 32 km short of runway. It left Tijuana's airport at 0800LT.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Corona: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 2004 at 1434 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N747JU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Corona-Corona
MSN:
411-0050
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
650
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area shortly after takeoff. The rescue teams located the debris 1 mile west of airport. The exact cause of the crash was not determined.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Corona: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2003 at 1453 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1133S
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Corona-Santa Monica
MSN:
411-0202
YOM:
1966
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
3901
Captain / Total hours on type:
412.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4915
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the pilot sent a mayday message after one engine failed. Then, the aircraft stalled and crashed near the airport.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Uyuni: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2003 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-1885
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Uyuni-Oruro
MSN:
411-0191
YOM:
1966
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, one of both engines rpm decreased and the aircraft stalled and crashed.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in North Fort Myers

Date & Time: Jun 27, 1991 at 2047 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4940T
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
North Fort Myers - North Fort Myers
MSN:
411-0140
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1000
Captain / Total hours on type:
52.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3358
Circumstances:
Pilot stated left engine lost power followed by the right engine. He initiated a left turn back to the airport but did not shutdown engines in accordance with emergency procedures. The acft yawed left and fell off on the left wing as if it had stalled. He regained partial control and aimed for a street. Acft hit roof of house while in right bank and then cartwheeled across the street. Left engine was found to have severe detonation damage and the turbocharger waste gate door was missing antivibration spring. The pin connecting the door and actuator was failed. Evidence indicated pin had failed prior to accident flight. Soot inside left wastegate indicated door had been fully closed for sometime. No evidence to indicate failure or malfunction of the right engine was found and right propeller showed damage indicative of rotation under power at ground impact.
Probable cause:
The pilot in commands failure to follow emergency procedures and his failure to maintain airspeed following loss of power in one engine resulting in an inadvertent stall and the inflight loss of control with subsequent inflight collision with an object and the terrain during an uncontrolled descent.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Fallon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 3, 1990 at 1244 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7321U
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fallon - Carson City
MSN:
411-0021
YOM:
1963
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2398
Captain / Total hours on type:
88.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2720
Circumstances:
The aircraft had recently been returned to service after 5 years in storage. On this flight, it was being used to transport two political candidates on their campaign itinerary. During takeoff from runway 03, the right engine lost power on the initial climb and the aircraft descended and crashed about 2 miles southeast of the airport. The pilot did not complete the emergency procedure for an engine failure. There was evidence that he did not feather the propeller, did not bank into the good engine, and did not close the cowl flaps on the inoperative engine. An exam of the right engine disclosed overheating and erosion of the #1 & #4 pistons, which resulted in holes in the top edges of the pistons. Also, there were clogged fuel injectors, contamination and corrosion of the fuel injector pump, and contamination and partial obstruction of the manifold valve. Additionally, the absolute pressure control of the turbocharger was found to be incorrectly adjusted. The pilot's medical certificate was dated 8/13/86.
Probable cause:
Failure of the pilot to perform emergency procedures for loss of engine power (including his failure to feather the propeller of the affected engine). Factors related to the accident were: inadequate maintenance, contamination in the fuel system, and overheat failure of the #1 and #4 pistons in the right engine (from preignition or detonation).
Final Report: