NTSB blames pilot error for 2020 Palm Beach County plane crash that injured 7

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – NTSB Releases Its Final Report plane crash Seven people were injured two years ago in northern Palm Beach County.

On October 8, 2020, a Cessna 414 crashed into a small pond while taking off from North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport.

No one was killed in the crash, but seven people were seriously injured when the plane skidded off the runway, landed in swampy terrain and partially submerged in water.

Investigators found no evidence of any mechanical failure or failure of the plane or flight controls that could have contributed to the crash.

Read the full report below:

The NTSB said the pilots did not conduct adequate preflight checks and failed to detect flight control anomalies.

“The control anomalies experienced by the pilots may have been the result of the control locks being inadvertently installed prior to takeoff and ignored by both pilots,” the report said.

The pilot then failed to abort takeoff in time. This caused the first officer to perform a delayed, aborted takeoff and overrun the runway.

The co-pilot’s decision to take control of the plane and abort takeoff “may have mitigated the likelihood of more serious injury to the occupants and damage to the aircraft,” the report said.

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