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NTSB Preliminary Report Published on Aircraft Handover Gone Wrong

Post-Inspection Cessna 421 Ends Delivery Flight in Corn Field The NTSB has published a preliminary report about an unfortunate flight involving a post-sale flight of a Cessna 421C, describing a failing right engine and a gear-up landing in a cornfield near McGregor, Texas. “On December 8, 2023, about 1232 central standard time, a Cessna 421C airplane, N146TJ, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near McGregor, Texas…The airplane had just undergone an inspection, and the new owners were taking possession of the airplane. The pilot reviewed the logbooks and conducted a pre-flight inspection, and then filed an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan to 5C1…”

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