NTSB Identification: MKC84LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22374.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 20, 1983 in OLATHE, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 310, registration: N809AA
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.

THE PLT WAS RETURNING TO KANSAS CITY, MO WITH NO CARGO ON BOARD AFTER DELIVERING CANCELLED CHECKS TO TULSA, OK. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE PLT NOTICED A SLIGHT DROP IN OIL PRESSURE. ABOUT 75 MI FROM HIS DESTINATION, HE NOTICED THAT THE OIL GAGE INDICATED BELOW THE GREEN ARC & HE DIVERTED TO THE JOHNSON COUNTY ARPT AT OLATHE,KS. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE APCH TO LAND, THE ACFT WAS HIGH & FAST, SO HE EXTENDED THE GEAR & FLAPS. HE INDICATED THE ENG QUIT AS THE ACFT WAS OVER THE APCH END OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STALLED & LANDED HARD & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THERE WAS ONLY 4 QTS OF OIL REMAINING IN THE 12 QT SYS. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF AN OIL LEAK. DURING AN OPERATIONAL CHECK, THE ENG RAN NORMALLY & THE OIL PRESSURE INDICATIONS WERE IN THE NORMAL RANGE. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING, HE WAS A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT LANDING ON THE SNOW & ICE COVERED RWY IN THIS SITUATION.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..LOW LEVEL


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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