Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2010 Issue

April 7, 2010, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Cessna 404

At about 0915 Atlantic time, the airplane was substantially damaged after an in-flight loss of engine power and forced landing. The commercial pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Shortly after takeoff, at about 200 feet agl, the right engine surged. In response, the pilot feathered the right propeller and advanced the left engine’s throttle.

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