NTSB Identification: FTW85LA249.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29039.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1985 in MIDLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 310F, registration: N6778X
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.

ON TAKEOFF, THE PLT HEARD A LOUD BANG WHEN HE CYCLED THE GEAR UP AND HE GOT A GEAR UNSAFE LIGHT. PERSONNEL ON THE GROUND ADVISED HIM THAT THE NOSE GEAR WAS HANGING DOWN AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE, BUT THE MAINS WERE UP. THE PLT DIVERTED TO A NEARBY ARPT THAT HAD BETTER EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT. ON FINAL, THE PLT SHUT DOWN BOTH ENGS TO MINIMIZE DAMAGE. HE SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED SHORT AND SHEARED THE MAIN GEAR WHEN THE ACFT STARTED SLIDING SIDEWAYS. THE REASON FOR THE GEAR FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..UNDETERMINED

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER FEATHERING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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