Loss of control Accident Cessna 340 N2637Y, Saturday 12 January 2008
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Date:Saturday 12 January 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 340
Registration: N2637Y
MSN: 340-0013
Total airframe hrs:6820 hours
Engine model:Continental TSIO-520-J(1)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:5150 East Port Clinton Rd., Port Clinton, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Mansfield, OH (MFD)
Destination airport:Port Clinton, OH (PCW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the landing approach, a witness saw the twin-engine airplane slow and stall. The airplane crashed short of the runway, in a residential backyard. An airport manager flew with the pilot 8 days before the accident. The manager reported that during his flight the pilot flew the approach and landing with the aural stall warning horn activated. The manager advised the pilot of the aural warning, however no corrective action was taken by the pilot during that flight. An on-scene investigation revealed no preimpact mechanical anomalies. The pilot had about 12.6 hours of flight time in the accident airplane, of which 7.7 hours were dual instruction. Due to the lack of any mechanical problems with the airplane, the pilot's minimal experience in twin-engine airplanes, and his history of flying the airplane too slow, it is probable that he allowed the airspeed to decay below a safe speed, and inadvertently stalled it.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient airspeed to avoid a stall during the landing approach.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI08FA061
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

25-Jan-2008 09:37 JINX Added
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 09:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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