Date & Time: Jul 3, 2003 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Registration:
N777DX
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Prince Rupert-Sitka
MSN:
421-0048
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
9200
Aircraft flight hours:
7981
Circumstances:
During flight, the pilot encountered problem with the front cargo door which opened. He decided to divert to Sitka to inspect the door but the twin engine aircraft hit a heavily wooded hillside few miles short of runway 11.