Date & Time: Sep 23, 2004 at 1619 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Operator:
N729DM LLC
Registration:
N729DM
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Angel Fire-Austin
MSN:
421-1101
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
14000
Captain / Total hours on type:
9
Aircraft flight hours:
5328
Circumstances:

On final approach, the pilot informed ATC that he has to land as soon as possible due to engine problem. He tried to divert to Lakeway Airpark but the twin engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near this airport. The pilot and a passenger were killed. Another passenger was seriously injured. A fuel selector was not correctly positioned and the pilot did not prepare his flight according to procedures.