Date & Time: Oct 30, 2014 at 0948 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N52SZ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wichita – Mena
MSN:
BB-1686
YOM:
1999
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
3
Total fatalities:
4
Aircraft flight hours:
6314
Aircraft flight cycles:
7257
Circumstances:
The pilot was completing a solo ferry flight from Wichita-Mid Continent Airport bound for Mena when shortly after take off from runway 01R, he informed ATC that he lost an engine. The aircraft banked left and crashed in flames on the north building of Flight Safety International Cessna pilot's center located at 1851 Airport Road. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and the pilot was killed. In the building, three people were killed as well as nine others were injured, four seriously. At the time of the accident, more than 100 people were inside the building which was partially destroyed by fire.