Date & Time: Jan 23, 2002 at 0735 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 402
Operator:
Registration:
N371JD
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sturgis-Ann Arbor
MSN:
402-1322
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1800
Aircraft flight hours:
7339
Circumstances:

On approach in bad weather conditions, the aircraft crashed few km short of runway. The pilot, sole on board, was killed. On last segment, the pilot was making too brutal corrections with elevator trim and lost the control of aircraft. The pilot was unfamiliar with the automatic pilot system.