NTSB Identification: FTW84FA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26379.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in MCKINNEY, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: N69789
Injuries: 3 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.

PLT ENTERED THE LANDING PATTERN BEHIND A SLOWER ACFT (STEARMAN) AND REDUCED SPEED TO MAINTAIN A PROPER INTERVAL. THE NOMINAL APPROACH SPEED DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE TWO ACFT MAKES IS 26 MPH. A RIGHT HAND TRAFFIC PATTERN WAS IN USE AND A RIGHT CROSSWIND PREVAILED, EFFECTIVELY REDUCING THE DESIRED INTERVAL ON BASE LEG (TAIL WIND). ON LNDG ROLL, THE STEARMAN PLT BROADCAST HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THE FIRST TURNOFF. THE MISHAP ACFT WAS ON SHORT FINAL AT THIS TIME AND THE PLT BROADCAST HIS INTENTION TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND. THE ACFT DRIFTED LEFT, OSCILLATED AROUND THE LONGITUDINAL AXIS AND ROLLED INTO A LEFT SPIN, IMPACTING THE GROUND 70 DEGREES NOSE DOWN, INVERTED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL SEPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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