Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2003 Issue

February 16, Ferguson, Ky. / Cessna 421

At 2002 eastern time, a Cessna 421 on a Part 135 flight crashed while on the GPS Rwy 22 approach to Somerset-Pulaski County Airport. The pilot, a pilot-rated passenger and one other passenger were killed. Four other passengers were seriously injured. Witnesses said the airplane came in very low and fast, with the engines producing power, when it failed to clear a saddleback ridge. Preliminary information is that the pilot flew the approach about 1,000 feet left of course. The wreckage was found about 700 feet left of the course centerline at about 2,500 feet agl. The minimum altitude along that segment of the approach was 1,720 feet and the runway touchdown zone elevation was 927 feet....

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