Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2006 Issue

May 14, 2006, Pompano Beach, Fla. / Cessna 414A

At about 1647 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing on a road. Visual conditions prevailed. The Commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The pilot subsequently stated that when the flight was approximately three miles north of the airport, the right engine “surged.” He checked the fuel selector and turned the electric boost pump to no effect. He then secured the right engine, turned onto base leg and requested a “priority to land” but declined declaring an emergency. The controller advised him to continue on the downwind leg which he complied with. Then, the left engine began experiencing problems. The pilot declared an emergency, an...

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