NTSB Identification: ATL89LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38343.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 1988 in CARROLLTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 310J, registration: N3066L
Injuries: 1 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 HAD LANDED AT CARROLLTON, OH FOR REFUELLING AND BREAKFAST. AFTER REFUELLING HE TAXIED OUT FOR DEPARTURE FROM RUNWAY 25 FOR A FLIGHT BACK TO HIS HOME BASE. THE RUNUP WAS REPORTEDLY NORMAL. AFTER APPLICATION OF MAXIMUM POWER, HE STARTED HIS TAKEOFF ROLL. HE NOTED A SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN USUAL FUEL PRESSURE/FLOW. AT ABOUT 40 MPH, HE NOTED A LOSS OF POWER TO THE LEFT ENGINE AND THE AIRPLANE SWERVED TO THE LEFT. HE ATTEMPTED TO BECOME AIRBORNE BUT FAILED. THE AIRPLANE LEFT THE RUNWAY TO THE LEFT AND CONTINUED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. THE WIND AT THE TIME WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT 10-12 KNOTS. THERE WAS NO FIRE AND THE PILOT RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE SPARK PLUG ELECTRODES FROM THE LEFT ENGINE WERE SOOTED AND THE NUMBER FIVE CYLINDER HAD VERY LOW COMPRESSION FROM A LEAK AROUND THE EXHAUST VALVE AREA.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..LOW COMPRESSION

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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