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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 Beechcraft King Air 90 in New York

Date & Time: May 18, 2001 at 1725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N270TC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
East Hampton-Islip
MSN:
LJ-0858
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2439
Captain / Total hours on type:
98.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6581

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in East Hampton

Date & Time: Aug 7, 1978 at 0033 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N9093Y
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Elmira - East Hampton
MSN:
31-128
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2507
Captain / Total hours on type:
150.00
Circumstances:
The crew was approaching East Hampton Airport and encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility to 3/4 of mile due to the night and ground fog. While in a missed approach configuration, the crew lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed few miles from the airfield. Both occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Stall during a missed approach after the crew failed to maintain flying speed. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Fog,
- Sky obscured,
- Visibility 3/4 mile or less,
- Pilot transitioned from visual reference to instrument reference,
- Encountered ground fog after MDA.
Final Report: