NTSB Identification: MIA84FA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24189.
Accident occurred Monday, April 30, 1984 in KEYSTONE HGTS, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: N80GC
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT CRASHED WHILE THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM RWY 10, WHICH WAS NOT LIGHTED. TIRE MARKS SHOWED THAT THE ACFT HAD RUN OFF THE RWY ABOUT 1200 FROM THE THRESHOLD. AFTER LEAVING THE RWY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES BEFORE COMING TO REST. BOTH MAIN WINGTIP TANKS WERE RUPTURED & HAD SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE WAS FOUND WHERE THE WINGTIP TANKS CAME TO REST IN THE GRASS & NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE AUXILIARY TANKS. THE RIGHT PROP BLADES WERE CURLED AFT DURING THE CRASH SEQUENCE. THE LEFT PROP BLADES WERE RELATIVELY UNDAMAGED. NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL PROBLEM OF THE LEFT ENG WAS FOUND. A QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA WAS FOUND NEAR THE ACFT & EVIDENCE OF MARIJUANA RESIDUE WAS FOUND IN THE CABIN. THE AIRCREW HAD ABANDONED THE ACFT & THE TRUE OWNER WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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