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
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email 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.