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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173928
Last updated: 4 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 421
Registration: N300FB
C/n / msn: 421B0893
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ravenna, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Battle Creek, MI (AZO)
Destination airport:Ravenna, OH (29G)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, the airplane encountered icing while flying in and out of the clouds, and as he performed a visual approach to the airport, a layer of ice had accumulated on the windshield. The pilot flew three approaches to the runway, attempting to "line up with the final," as well as clear ice off the windshield. During the third attempt, as the pilot flared to land, the co-pilot stated, "I have the flaps," and extended the flaps to the full position. Several seconds later, the airplane "stalled," at an altitude of 10 feet, and touched down hard on the runway.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall and subsequent hard landing. A factor in the accident was degraded aircraft performance due to the airframe ice accumulation.



Revision history:

16-Feb-2015 19:12 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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