Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest I in Butler: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2019 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N622MM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Vero Beach - Olathe
MSN:
425-0187
YOM:
1983
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route from Vero Beach to Olathe, while cruising at an altitude of 26,000 feet, the pilot contacted ATC and reported technical problems. He was cleared to reduce his altitude and elected to divert to Butler Airport. On final, the twin engine airplane struck a grain bin and crashed on the ground. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Windhoek: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2016 at 1011 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
V5-MJW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Windhoek - Windhoek
MSN:
425-0077
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Windhoek-Hosea Kutako Airport. On final approach, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames 3 km short of the runway threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all three crew members were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest I in Canadian

Date & Time: Mar 28, 2011 at 0825 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N410VE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Grand Junction - Canadian
MSN:
425-0097
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
22500
Captain / Total hours on type:
1000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
7412
Circumstances:
While on a straight-in global-positioning-system approach, the airplane broke out of the clouds directly over the end of the runway. The pilot then remained clear of the clouds and executed a no-flap circling approach to the opposite direction runway. The pilot said that his airspeed was high when he touched down. The landing was hard, and the right main landing gear tire blew out, the airplane departed the runway to the left, and the left main landing gear collapsed. No preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures were found that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable cause:
The pilot’s continuation of the approach with excessive airspeed, which resulted in a hard landing and a loss of directional control.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 425 in Munich

Date & Time: Feb 2, 2010 at 0210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-IAWF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hanover - Munich
MSN:
425-0222
YOM:
1985
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3600
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5200
Copilot / Total hours on type:
300
Aircraft flight hours:
5836
Aircraft flight cycles:
4376
Circumstances:
Crew stated that during a positioning flight at night in accordance with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) from Hanover to Munich problems with the left engine occurred. The engine was shut off and the flight continued to the destination airport. During final approach with one engine inoperable the airplane crashed to the ground left and short of the runway. The occupants remained uninjured; the airplane was severely damaged.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to:
- When the left engine was shut off the propeller was not feathered
- During the final approach the speed for an approach with one shut-off engine was lower than stipulated
- The airplane veered to the left during power increase and became uncontrollable due to the lack of rudder effectiveness.
Contributory factors were:
- non-adherence to checklists during the shut-off of the engine and,
- poor crew coordination.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Harbor Springs

Date & Time: Jan 12, 2007 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N425TN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Toledo-Harbor Springs
MSN:
425-0196
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1991
Captain / Total hours on type:
60.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2345
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making a taxi flight from Toledo-Express airport to Harbor Springs, Michigan. Upon arrival, the twin engine aircraft crashed and burned short of runway. All three occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Toliara: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2006 at 0417 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5R-MGV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toliara-Tananarive
MSN:
425-0032
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a special flight from Toliara to the capital city Antananarivo with 4 pax and a crew of two on behalf of the company Magrama (Marbres & Granites de Madagascar). Two minutes after takeoff, the aircraft crashed and burst into flames 1,500 metres from the runway end. All 6 occupants were killed. Among them, 4 Italians and 2 Madagascar citizens. It seems that one of the engine exploded after takeoff.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Bozeman: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 2005 at 1742 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N701QR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Algona-Bozeman
MSN:
425-0148
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1987
Captain / Total hours on type:
1675.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4504
Circumstances:

The pilot was sole on board of this twin engine aircraft built in 1981. He was flying from Algona (Iowa) to Bozeman for ski. On final approach, the aircraft disappeared from radar screen while flying over Horseshoe Hills, north of Manhattan, few miles from the airport. Aircraft's debris and the pilot's body were found a day later around 0800LT. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were as follow : -6° C. with light snow, fog, visibility around 4 km and 7 mph wind.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Denver: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2005 at 2020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N425SG
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sandpoint-Denver
MSN:
425-0166
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
1450.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4003
Circumstances:

On final approach to Denver-Centennial airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed 2 miles short of runway 35R. All four occupants were killed. It seems that the pilot encountered problem with altitude during the approach. Weather was as follow : wind 010 degrees at 9 knots, visibility 2 statute miles with decreasing rain, skies scattered at 500 feet, broken at 1,100 feet, overcast at 2,800 feet, temperature 12 degrees Celsius, dew point 12 degrees Celsius and an altimeter setting of 30.02 inches of mercury.