NTSB Identification: MIA88LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35160.
Accident occurred Monday, October 12, 1987 in BAY ST. LOUIS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 310P, registration: N5770M
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT WAS BEING TAXIED TO TAKEOFF WHEN IT STRUCK A DRAINAGE DITCH AT APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, COLLAPSING THE LANDING GEAR, DAMAGING BOTH WINGS, BOTH ENGINES, PROPS & THE FUSELAGE STRUCTURE. AFTER THIS ACCIDENT THE ACFT WAS SEIZED BY U.S. CUSTOMS.

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

TAXISPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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