NTSB Identification: FTW83FA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22681.
Accident occurred Monday, February 14, 1983 in ANDREWS, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 310K, registration: N6916L
Injuries: 1 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 PLT HAD RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING FOR A FLT TO MILAND, TX. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT AFTER TAKING OFF, HE MADE 2 OR 3 TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. DURING TAKEOFF FROM THE LAST TOUCH-AND-GO, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT PULL UP ABRUPTLY, ENTER A STEEP RIGHT BANK, THEN CRASH & BURN. AN EXAM OF THE CRASH SITE REVEALED THAT THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. BOTH PROP BLADES HAD EVIDENCE OF HIGH ROTATIONAL DAMAGE. THE ELEVATOR TRIM TAB WAS FOUND DEFECTED 15 DEG DOWNWARD (NOSE UP TRIM). THE ELEVATOR TRIM ACTUATOR WAS FOUND EXTENDED 1.1 INCHES. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

ELEVATOR TRIM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PULL-UP..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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