April 17, 2009

VIDEO: Cessna 421 Plane Crash in Florida

Scary...flew in one of these small planes once, did not wish to ever repeat it..

VIDEO: Cessna 421 Plane Crash in Florida
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Firefighters are on the scene of a plane crash in Oakland Park, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, where a Cessna 421 plane has crashed into a house.

Video from the scene shows that the crash split the home in two. It is not believed that anyone was in the home at the time of the crash. Officials say the plane was a Cessna 421. That is a twin engine turbo prop. It is not yet known how many people were on board, or what their current condition is. The crash left a gaping hole in a house in Oakland Park, Florida.

Officials believe the aircraft is a Cessna 421, which is a twin-engine prop plane. It crashed shortly after takeoff. Witnesses say it practically disintegrated upon impact. According to initial reports, it appears that no one was home when the plane hit.

The Cessna 421 is a popular commuter aircraft, used by corporations and charter companies for trips of 1,000 miles or less. The twin-engine aircraft cruises at about 260 mph, generally seats six passengers and weighs about 3.4 tons. The plane has been flying since the mid 1960s.

VIDEO: Cessna 421 Plane Crash in Florida

Posted at April 17, 2009 4:24 PM

What lame reporting! 3.4 tons, what are you trying to do idiot make this aircraft look like a big heavy jet? Truth is the Max gross weight is 7400 pounds. A lot less than your satellite truck.

Posted by: Bill at April 20, 2009 8:15 AM

As a second slam on idiot reporting, it's a turbocharged a/c, not a turboprop.... piston engines! No jet engines here folks.... move along quietly please.

Posted by: Peter at April 20, 2009 7:48 PM