Shortly After Departure, The Pilot Reported That He Had A Loss Of Power On Both Engines

Location: Old Bethpage, NY Accident Number: ERA21LA098
Date & Time: January 10, 2021, 13:02 Local Registration: N421DP
Aircraft: Cessna 421B Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On January 10, 2021, about 1302 eastern standard time, a Cessna 412B, N421DP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Old Bethpage, New York. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to an inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot took off on runway 32 from Republic Airport (FRG), Farmingdale, New York about 1254 on a local flight. Shortly after departure, the pilot reported that he had a loss of power on both engines and was returning to FRG to land on runway 14. The airplane impacted a solid waste disposal facility, about 2.3 nm northwest of FRG. The pilot was met by first responders and taken to a local hospital for treatment. There was no postaccident fire.

Inspectors with the FAA responded to the accident site about one hour after the accident and examined the wreckage. Substantial damage was evident to the fuselage, both wings, and empennage.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.