NTSB Identification: IAD02LA040.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 03, 2002 in Mount Holly, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/13/2003
Aircraft: Cessna T310R, registration: N5079J
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.
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 pilot attempted to land with a 70-degree crosswind from the right, at 20, gusting to 26 knots. During his first attempt, he performed a go-around, but the propellers of both engines struck the pavement as the airplane traveled the length of the runway. The airplane then climbed, and re-joined the traffic pattern. During the second landing attempt, the airplane hit the ground prior to the runway surface and bounced. The pilot applied engine power, but the airplane "hung" in the air nose-high, then turned toward the left and hit the ground left-wing-low. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's misjudgment of distance, his subsequent improper recovery from a bounced landing, and the failure to maintain airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Full narrative available
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