NTSB Identification: DEN85FA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29342.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 01, 1985 in EDGEWOOD, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 310N, registration: N5069Q
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 PVT RATED PILOT DID NOT HOLD A MULTIENGINE OR INSTRUMENT RATING. THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE RETURNING FROM VACATION. A WITNESS NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE STATED THAT SHE SAW THE AIRCRAFT DESCEND OUT OF A LOW OVER LAST AT A VERY STEEP NOSE DOWN ANGLE. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO CLIMB BUT THEN PITCHED DOWN AND SPUN TO THE GND. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT LEFT AND RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER, THE ELEVATORS AND THE RUDDER HAD SEPERATED IN-FLIGHT. EXAMINATION OF THE FAILED COMPONENTS REVEALED EVIDENCE THAT WAS INDICATIVE OF OVERSTRESS DUE TO AERODYNAMIC OVERLOAD.

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND









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