NTSB Identification: LAX96LA034.
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Accident occurred Monday, October 30, 1995 in BOULDER CITY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 310C, registration: N1755H
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT DECIDED TO PRACTICE SINGLE-ENGINE LANDINGS TO MAINTAIN CURRENCY. DURING THE FOURTH OR FIFTH LANDING, THE PILOT REDUCED POWER TO ZERO THRUST ON THE LEFT ENGINE AND MADE A SHORT APPROACH FROM THE RIGHT HAND TRAFFIC PATTERN. A PILOT/PASSENGER IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT STATED THAT A COUPLE OF SECONDS AFTER ROLLING OUT ONTO FINAL THEY TOUCHED DOWN FIRMLY. THE AIRPLANE LANDED IN A RIGHT BANK, AND THE RIGHT WING AND HORIZONTAL STABILIZER DRAGGED ON THE RUNWAY. THE FAA REPORTED OBSERVING MARKS AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY WHICH WERE CONSISTENT WITH IMPACT MARKS OBSERVED ON THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF THE AIRPLANE'S RIGHT WING, RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER, AND RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEEL. THE AIRPLANE'S LANDING GEAR EXTENSION, RETRACTION, AND DOWN LOCKING MECHANISMS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY EXAMINED AND FOUND FUNCTIONAL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's improper aircraft handling during touchdown which resulted in the right wing and horizontal stabilizer dragging on the runway. The poorly planned landing approach was a factor. Full narrative available
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