NYC04WA098
NYC04WA098

On March 30, 2004, at 0840 coordinated universal time, a Cessna T310R, N6834L, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain in Lancashire, United Kingdom. The certificated pilot was fatally injured. The flight had departed Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, United Kingdom; destined for Cork International Airport, Cork, Ireland.

According to the initial reports, shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. The pilot attempted to return to the departure airport, but radio and radar contact was lost with air traffic control. The airplane subsequently struck terrain in a rural area.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from the:

Department of Transport
Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot
Hants GU11 2HH
United Kingdom

This report is for informational purposes only.

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