Date & Time: Jun 26, 2014 at 0445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 414 Chancellor
Registration:
N1552T
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Creve Cœur – Hopkinsville
MSN:
414-0267
YOM:
1972
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Creve Coeur Airport, while climbing, pilot reported technical problems with the cargo door and elected to return. On final, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in a small wooded area located short of runway (between the runway and Page Avenue). The pilot was able to escape with minor injury while the aircraft was totally destroyed by post crash fire. It appears an engine also failed on final.