NTSB Identification: DEN83FA012
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 07, 1982 in BROOMFIELD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 310H, registration: N1008Q
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 ACFT WAS UNAIRWORTHY DUE TO LOW COMPRESSION ON TWO CYLINDERS ON THE LEFT ENG. A FERRY PERMIT WAS OBTAINED WHICH STIPULATES THAT THE ACFT BE AIRWORTHY FOR THE PROPOSED FLT. ACCORDING TO THE LEFT ENG LOGBOOK, THE LOW COMPRESSION PROBLEM WAS NOT CORRECTED PRIOR TO FLT. THE FLT WAS SEQUENCED INTO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN & REQUESTED TO REDUCE HIS AIRSPEED. THE PLT REPORTED ON A THREE MILE FINAL. APPROXIMATELY ONE MINUTE LATER THE FLT WAS CLEARED FOR LANDING. THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM THE PLT WAS THAT HE HAD JUST LOST THE LEFT ENG. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT ENTER A LEFT WING LOW, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE & IMPACT THE GROUND. A COMPRESSION CHECK WAS PERFORMED ON THE LEFT ENG WITH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS: 35/80, 60/80, 10/80, 68/80, 0/80, & 60/80.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..LOW COMPRESSION

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

MAINTENANCE..NOT PERFORMED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,ENGINE OUT CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED

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