Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III, N678SW: Fatal accident occurred July 13, 2021 near Monterey Regional Airport (KMRY), California

Mary Ellen Carlin of Pacific Grove.

Alice Diane Emig was a passenger on the plane along with her Dachshund, Toby.



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances shortly after takeoff into a home. 

M E Mullaly Inc


Date: 13-JUL-21
Time: 14:44:00Z
Regis#: N678SW
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 1
Pax: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MONTEREY
State: CALIFORNIA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.


National Transportation Safety Board investigator Eric Gutierrez updates the media on July 14 about a plane crash in the Monterra residential development off of Highway 68 the day prior.