NTSB Identification: NYC99LA048.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 08, 1999 in ALLENTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/08/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 310R, registration: N31UV
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

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The pilot operated the airplane's deicing boots after ice accumulated on the wings. The right wing's outboard, 3-foot section, did not clear. The pilot diverted to a nearby airport, and completed an ILS approach. He reduced power early in the flare, and the airplane made a hard landing. Personnel on the ground observed about 4 inches of ice on the outboard leading edge of the right wing.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's improper decision to reduce too much power during the landing flare.

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