NTSB Identification: ATL87FA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33396.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 24, 1987 in MEMPHIS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 310P, registration: N5814M
Injuries: 2 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 PLT REPORTED AN ENGINE PROBLEM INSIDE THE OUTER MARKER TO RUNWAY 31. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY SYSTEM MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES, AND A POST CRASH FIRE. A WITNESS LOCATED AT THE ARPT SAW THE ACFT FALLING FROM THE BOTTOM OF A CLOUD IN WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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