NTSB Identification: CHI95LA089.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 14, 1995 in GRAND ISLAND, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA T310R, registration: N4092C
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT FLEW A LOCALIZER/BACKCOURSE WHICH RESULTED IN A MISSED APPROACH. HE STATED HE PICKED UP A LIGHT BUILD-UP OF ICE DURING THE APPROACH BUT IT MELTED WHEN HE REACHED AN ALTITUDE OF 5,000 FEET PRIOR TO STARTING THE NEXT APPROACH. HE STATED THAT THE NEXT APPROACH WAS NORMAL UNTIL LANDING WHEN THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN HARD. THE AIRPLANE HAD 1/2' TO 3/4' OF ICE ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE WINGS. THE PILOT STATED HE DID NOT ACTIVATE THE DEICE BOOTS DURING THE APPROACH AND THAT HE SHOULD HAVE CARRIED EXTRA SPEED DURING THE LANDING.

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

the pilot's failure to deploy the deicing boots during the approach and the failure to maintain aircraft control during the landing. A factor related to the accident was the existing icing conditions.

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