Accident Cessna 421B N882BB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201907
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Date:Thursday 14 January 1999
Time:20:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 421B
Owner/operator:Hawkeye Charter Service, Inc
Registration: N882BB
MSN: 421B0543
Total airframe hrs:6627 hours
Engine model:Continental GTSIO-520-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Youngstown, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:South Bend, IN (KEKM)
Destination airport:(KYNG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he was aware of the poor braking action on the runway. He landed on the runway and reported the aircraft struck a hole with the left main landing gear, and veered off the left side of the runway into a snowbank. A Notice to Airman issued for the runway stated that it was covered with hard packed snow over thin ice, and braking action was reported as poor. A witness stated that the airplane was in a steep angle of descent when it broke out of the clouds. A Federal Aviation Administration Inspector was unable to locate the 'bump' the pilot reported. He added that numerous tracks from emergency equipment were on the runway.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. A factor was the icy runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD99LA027
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 09:39 ASN Update Bot Added
08-Apr-2024 10:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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