NTSB Identification: ATL83LA308.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22316.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 02, 1983 in GREENSBORO, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 310, registration: N39710
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 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.

THE ACFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY AFTER A LOSS OF POWER IN THE ENGINE OCCURRED DURING THE SECOND APPROACH ATTEMPT TO THE AIRPORT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES WERE INITIATED, AND AN ENGINE RESTART WAS ATTEMPTED. WHEN UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE, THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND IN A CORNFIELD ABOUT 1 1/2 MI SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT FUEL TANKS SHOWED LESS THAN 1 PINT IN THE LEFT MAIN, 2 GAL IN THE RIGHT MAIN AND AUXILIARY FUEL TANK APPROXIMATELY 1/2 FULL.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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