Date & Time: Aug 2, 2016 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 414 Chancellor
Registration:
N2735A
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Destin – Abbeville
MSN:
414A-0463
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 14 in Destin-Executive Airport, while climbing by night, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, about a mile off shore. The dead body of the pilot was quickly recovered while the aircraft sank by 55 feet of water.