This March 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna Crusader Injuries: 1 Fatal Location: Louisa, Va. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: During takeoff, one witness noted that one of the airplane’s engines seemed to be running rough and did not appear to be generating power. Several other witnesses, located about a half mile northwest of the airport, saw the airplane pass overhead in a right turn. The engine noise did not sound normal.