Date & Time: Jan 31, 2004 at 0140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 414 Chancellor
Operator:
Registration:
N5637C
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Honolulu-Hilo
MSN:
414-0118
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
8230
Captain / Total hours on type:
1037
Aircraft flight hours:
11899
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Honolulu to Hilo to pick a patient with one pilot and 2 medical crew on board. While cruising at 3,600 feet, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in an euchalyptus forrest. Rescue teams arrived on the crash site on 02FEB and all occupants were killed.