Date & Time: Jan 12, 1968 at 0918 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
United States of America
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On final approach to Norwich-Lieutenant Eaton Airport, one of the engine failed. The crew increased power on the remaining engine when the airplane stalled and crashed in an open field. Both occupants were quickly rescued while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
Improper operation of powerplant controls. The crew failed to use the anti-icing/deicing equipment while approaching the airport in icing conditions. An engine failed after encountering conditions conducive to carburetor/induction system icing. The captain attempted to restart the right engine on final approach while the copilot has no experience on aircraft. Control was lost.