Date & Time: Feb 2, 2010 at 0210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 425 Conquest
Operator:
Registration:
D-IAWF
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hanover - Munich
MSN:
425-0222
YOM:
1985
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3600
Captain / Total hours on type:
400
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5200
Copilot / Total hours on type:
300
Aircraft flight hours:
5836
Aircraft flight cycles:
4376
Circumstances:
Crew stated that during a positioning flight at night in accordance with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) from Hanover to Munich problems with the left engine occurred. The engine was shut off and the flight continued to the destination airport. During final approach with one engine inoperable the airplane crashed to the ground left and short of the runway. The occupants remained uninjured; the airplane was severely damaged.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to:
- When the left engine was shut off the propeller was not feathered
- During the final approach the speed for an approach with one shut-off engine was lower than stipulated
- The airplane veered to the left during power increase and became uncontrollable due to the lack of rudder effectiveness.
Contributory factors were:
- non-adherence to checklists during the shut-off of the engine and,
- poor crew coordination.
Final Report: