Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in DeLand: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2019 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N731PF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
421A-0164
YOM:
1968
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located about 4 miles southwest of DeLand Municipal Airport, near Grand Avenue and Old New York Avenue. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Buenos Aires

Date & Time: May 31, 2017 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LQ-JLY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Palomar - Buenos Aires
MSN:
421A-0092
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed El Palomar Airbase in Buenos Aires on a short flight to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport. On approach, an engine failed. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in flames in a field located near Canning, about 9 km short of runway 35 threshold. All three crew members were injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Norfolk

Date & Time: Aug 5, 1979 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N3126K
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Myrtle Beach - Farmingdale
MSN:
421A-0107
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8000
Circumstances:
En route from Myrtle Beach to Farmingdale, the pilot encountered engine problems, informed ATC about his situation and was vectored to Norfolk for an emergency landing. The aircraft descended from 8,000 to 3,000 feet when the pilot realized he could not reach Norfolk Airport. He attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in an open field. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure during normal cruise due to piston rings failure. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Material failure,
- Failed to maintain flying speed,
- Improper in-flight decisions,
- Complete engine failure,
- Forced landing off airport on land,
- N° two cylinder piston failed,
- Pilot descended from 8,000 to 3,000 feet 12 miles from field with right engine shut down.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Kansas City: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 22, 1979 at 0955 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N77PM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Des Moines - Kansas City
MSN:
421A-0129
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
16000
Captain / Total hours on type:
420.00
Circumstances:
On approach to Kansas City-Charles B. Wheeler-Downtown Airport, the pilot encountered very bad weather conditions with low ceiling, fog and windshear. In a zero visibility, he failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck trees and crashed in flames few miles short of runway 19 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Collision with trees on final approach due to improper IFR operation. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Low ceiling,
- Fog,
- Windshear,
- Visibility at zero.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Date & Time: Dec 18, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-INUR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
421A-0079
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route to Palermo, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation, reduced his altitude and ditched the aircraft in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 130 km northwest of Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport. The pilot took place in a dinghy and was rescued 40 hours later by the crew of the ferry 'Freccia Blue'. The aircraft sank and was not recovered.

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Milan: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BOXS
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toulouse - Milan
MSN:
421A-0047
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On approach to Milan-Linate Airport, an engine failed. The pilot lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed on a road. All four occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure on final approach for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in San Rafael: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 7, 1977 at 1847 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N29760
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
421A-0076
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
650
Captain / Total hours on type:
30.00
Circumstances:
At takeoff, the twin engine airplane stalled and crashed in flames. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
Stall on takeoff due to inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Selected wrong runway relative to existing wind,
- Downwind,
- 2,000 feet runway, 15 knots tailwind.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Atlanta: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 28, 1975 at 0820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N4006L
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Atlanta - Swainsboro
MSN:
421A-0106
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
741
Captain / Total hours on type:
66.00
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Atlanta-DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, while climbing, an engine failed. The crew lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed by the airport. A pilot was killed while the second occupant was seriously injured.
Probable cause:
Powerplant failure during initial climb for undetermined reason. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Failed to follow approved procedures,
- Improper emergency procedures,
- Gear and flaps down.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Medellín

Date & Time: Dec 8, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N827AB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
421A-0101
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
A double engine failure in flight forced the pilot to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crashed in flames on a golf course located by the Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport. There were no injuries but the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure in flight for undetermined reason.

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Bogotá: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1974 at 1847 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-646-W
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cali - Bogotá
MSN:
421A-0136
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport at 1742LT on a flight to Bogotá with five passengers and a pilot on board. On final approach to Bogotá-El Dorado Airport, a passenger informed ATC that the pilot suffered a heart attack and was trying to land. Shortly later, the airplane entered a dive and crashed in flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control on approach after the pilot suffered a heart attack.