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Name 421 Golden Eagle
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable

Also manufacturered as:

CESSNA Golden Eagle
CESSNA Executive Commuter
CESSNA 421 Golden Eagle
CESSNA 421 Executive Commuter

CESSNA 421 Golden Eagle

CESSNA 421 Golden Eagle CESSNA 421 Golden Eagle 3D

Image source: IANS


Utility twin engine aircraft. In service since 1967. Pressurized development of CESSNA 411. Improved version CESSNA 421B Golden Eagle with lengthened nose and wing span. Last version (from 1975) CESSNA 421C with bonded wet wing, no tip tanks and higher vertical tail. Production ceased in 1985.


Aircraft name 421 Golden Eagle
ICAO code/WTC C421 / L
Manufacturer CESSNA
Type code/APC L2P / B

Technical Data

Wing span 12.2 m40.026 ft
Length 10.3 m33.793 ft
Height 3.6 m11.811 ft
Powerplant 2 x 375 HP Continental GTSIO-520-H turbocharged piston engine with 3 blade propellers.
Engine model Continental O-520

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 100 kts IAS 130 kts IAS 150 kts IAS 150 kts MACH TAS 200 kts MACH IAS 190 kts IAS kts Vth (IAS) 95 kts
Distance 600 m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 1000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 750 m
MTOW 3100 kg Ceiling FL310 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 1000 NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C421

None on SKYbrary

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