Date & Time: Apr 25, 2017 at 1040 LT
Registration:
N421TK
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Conroe – College Station
MSN:
421C-0601
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route from Conroe to College Station, the pilot contacted ATC at 1030LT and requested permission to divert to the nearest Airport as he encountered engine problems. While approaching Huntsville Municipal Airport from the northeast, the airplane was low when he contacted trees, hit the ground and then crashed in flames upside down into a pond located about four miles northeast of runway 18 threshold. One hour after the crash, the left engine was still on fire. The pilot was killed in the accident and the airplane was destroyed. State Troopers confirmed that the pilot reported oil issues just prior to the accident.