NTSB Identification: FTW94LA006.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1993 in SOUTHLAKE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 310I, registration: N8090M
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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THE PRIVATE PILOT FLYING THE AIRPLANE FROM THE LEFT SEAT WAS RECEIVING DUAL INSTRUCTION FROM A CFI IN THE RIGHT SEAT. TWELVE OUT OF 33 RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS WERE INOPERATIVE AND IT WAS A DARK NIGHT. AS THE AIRPLANE HIT A BUMP ON THE RUNWAY, IT VEERED TO THE LEFT STRIKING A RUNWAY LIGHT, A POLE, AND A HANGAR. BOTH PILOTS REPORTED APPLYING RIGHT RUDDER AND BRAKES. A MECHANIC'S EXAMINATION OF THE RUDDER AND BRAKES REVEALED THAT WHEN FULL RIGHT RUDDER WAS APPLIED BY THE RIGHT SEAT PILOT, THE RIGHT BRAKE PEDAL CONTACTED THE FIREWALL. THIS PREVENTED FULL RIGHT BRAKE APPLICATION BY EITHER PILOT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: AIRCRAFT CONTROL NOT MAINTAINED BY THE PRIVATE PILOT RECEIVING INSTRUCTION. FACTORS WERE ROUGH RUNWAY, RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS INOPERATIVE, DARK NIGHT CONDITIONS, BRAKES RESTRICTED DUE TO AN OUT OF RIG RUDDER SYSTEM, AND INADEQUATE CFI SUPERVISION. Full narrative available
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