NTSB Identification: MIA92FA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47206.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 03, 1992 in ODESSA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: N300DG
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE COMMERCIAL PILOT DEPARTED ON A VFR FLIGHT IN VFR CONDITIONS. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. WITNESSES STATED THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED TO ABOUT 50-75 FEET AGL WHEN THE LANDING GEAR WAS RETRACTED. THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY AND DID NOT APPEAR TO GAIN ANY ADDITIONAL ALTITUDE. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO ABOUT 3/4 OF A MILE OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY, WHEN THE AIRPLANE DISAPPEARED BELOW THE TREE LINE COLLIDING WITH TREES AND THE GROUND. A POSTCRASH FIRE ENSUED, AND THE PILOT AND TWO PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. THE INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINES AND PROPELLERS, DID NOT REVEAL EVIDENCE TO EXPLAIN A LOSE OF ENGINE POWER.

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

LOSS OF ENGINE POWER ON INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB ON ALL ENGINES FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. THIS RESULTED IN A FORCED LANDING, IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH TREES, TERRAIN, AND POSTCRASH FIRE.

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