Date & Time: May 23, 2007 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Registration:
N4082L
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chesterfield-Cahokia
MSN:
421-0082
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15450
Captain / Total hours on type:
1200
Aircraft flight hours:
2835
Circumstances:

The pilot was making a positionning flight to Cahokia, Illinois. Shortly after takeoff from runway 26R, he informed ATC about technical problem and requested permission to return. The twin engine aircraft banked right and crashed near the runway end. The pilot was seriously injured while the aircraft was destroyed.