On July 11, 1995, at 2114 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 310R, N1723E, operated by Lindsay Air, overran the runway during an aborted takeoff at the Port Columbus Airport, Columbus, Ohio. The airplane received substantial damage, and the Airline Transport rated pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the cargo flight was conducted on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan, under 14 CFR Part 135. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
In the NTSB Accident Report, the pilot stated:
...tower cleared me to takeoff on runway 23 from intersection B...The ramp weight of the aircraft was 4667 lbs...I taxied onto the runway, held the brakes, applied full throttle, noted normal indications on the engine gauges and released the brakes. At 85 knots I started to bring the nose up for rotation and noted a yaw to the left at that time (note, nose up, mains on ground). Immediately closed the throttles and applied the toe brakes. The aircraft skidded (nose right), went off the end of the runway, through a chain link fence and came to rest on a road outside of the airport property....
The FAA reported that the airplane traveled 328 feet beyond the end of the runway. It went through a fence, and came to rest in a road, with the nose landing gear collapsed. Fuel was found in the lines leading to both engines, and there was no evidence of contamination. Both engines were ran, with no evidence of a power loss. Both propeller governors operated satisfactorily.
Runway 23 was 3908 feet long. The useable runway from intersection BRAVO was about 2800 feet. The accelerate stop distance was computed using the chart on page 5-26, and found to be 2695 feet, using a speed of 85 knots.
No information was available for the pilot to compute accelerate-stop distances at other than the recommended speed for each weight.
When interviewed, the pilot reported that she started her rotation at 85 knots, and thought her speed was around 90 knots at the time of the yaw.