Date & Time: Jan 21, 2005 at 0943 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Operator:
Registration:
N844JK
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Olathe-Zephyrhills
MSN:
421-0681
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
6064
Aircraft flight hours:
2957
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft crashed less than one minute after takeoff from Olathe airport, Kansas. All 5 occupants were killed upon impact and the aircraft was destroyed. Pilot adopted a wrong takeoff configuration with low rate of climb. The aircraft was also overloaded.