NTSB Identification: MKC82FA160
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 29, 1982 in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T310R, registration: N2906A
Injuries: 2 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 OMAHA WEATHER WAS REPORTED (IN PART) TO BE 3500 FT SCATTERED, ESTIMATED 6000 FT BROKEN, 18000 FT BROKEN, VISIBILITY 4 MI WITH FOG AND HAZE, WIND 200 DEG AT 5 KTS. HOWEVER, THE AIRCREW OF A PRECEEDING FLIGHT THAT ARRIVED ABOUT 8 MIN EARLIER SAID THEY ENTERED A CLOUD LAYER DURING DESCENT AT OR ABOVE 3500 FT. THEY STATED THAT THEY REMAINED IN THE CLOUDS UNTIL THEY WERE ON FINAL AT AN ALTITUDE OF 600 TO 800 FT AGL. DURING ARRIVAL, N2906A WAS VECTORED AND CLEARED FOR AN ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 14R. HOWEVER, IT WAS HIGH ON FINAL AND A MISSED APPROACH WAS MADE. THE PILOT ENTERED A RIGHT VISUAL PATTERN AND WAS CLEARED TO LAND, BUT THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ABOUT 300 FT SHORT AND 300 FT LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PLANE CRASHED IN AN ESTIMATED 20 DEG NOSE DOWN, 68 DEG RIGHT BANK ATTITUDE. A CONTINUITY CHECK OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS WAS NOT POSSIBLE, BUT ALL FAILURES DISPLAYED EVIDENCE OF OVERLOAD/IMPACT FAILURE. AN INSPECTION OF THE ENGINES REVEALED NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

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

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