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Crash of a Cessna 402C in Hampton

Date & Time: May 9, 2020 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4661N
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Peachtree City - Peachtree City
MSN:
402C-0019
YOM:
1979
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport at 0921LT on a survey flight of an area located north of Atlanta. In the afternoon, while returning to its base, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near Hampton. The wreckage was found near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Both occupants were injured.

Crash of a Convair CV-240-27 near Hampton

Date & Time: Mar 7, 1997 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N357T
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Griffin - Augusta
MSN:
340
YOM:
1953
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18000
Captain / Total hours on type:
35.00
Aircraft flight hours:
16331
Circumstances:
About two minutes into the flight, the pilot noticed a high cylinder head temperature on the right engine. The pilot opened the cowl flap doors and the cylinder head temperature dropped 200 degrees. When the pilot noticed a reduction in right engine power, he elected to shut down the engine. The copilot was instructed to secure the right engine in accordance with the emergency procedures. Unable to maintain altitude, the pilot selected an emergency landing to a large open field, and the landing gear collapsed during the landing. Examination of the airplane at the accident site disclosed that the engine cowl flaps on both engines were in the open position. Examinations of the right engine subsystems failed to disclose a mechanical malfunction or component failure. A review of the normal and emergency procedures for the aircraft disclosed that the cowl flaps normal position for the shutdown engine is closed. A review of the aircraft performance data revealed that the airplane was capable of maintaining flight and a climb attitude with one engine. There was no cargo on the airplane. During the pilot's subsequent type rating reexamination in the Convair 240-27, the pilot failed to demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge in emergency procedures during the oral examination. The pilot subsequently surrendered the Convair 240-27 type rating to the FAA.
Probable cause:
A partial loss of power on one engine for undetermined reason(s), and the pilot's failure to follow aircraft emergency procedures. A factor was inadequate transition/upgrade training.
Final Report: