NTSB Identification: MKC88FA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37569.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 21, 1988 in LATIMER, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R, registration: N36HD
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT HAD COMPLETED HIS NORMAL FLIGHT SCHEDULE AND WAS ASSIGNED AN ADDITIONAL TRIP FROM DES MOINES, IOWA TO ST PAUL, MINNESOTA. CALCULATIONS SHOW THAT THE PILOT HAD FLOWN AN ESTIMATED 5 HOURS IN THE 8 1/2 HOURS PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT. THE LINE ATTENDANT AT ST. PAUL STATED THAT THE PILOT APPEARED TIRED UPON ARRIVAL. THE IMPACT ANGLE AT THE ACCIDENT SITE SUGGESTED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT TO THE GND.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(FLIGHT AND GROUND SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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