Accident Cessna 310J N310RA, Monday 3 January 2005
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Date:Monday 3 January 2005
Time:13:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 310J
Registration: N310RA
MSN: 310J0119
Year of manufacture:1965
Engine model:Teledyne Continental IO-470U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Davenport, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Auburn, WA (S50)
Destination airport:Davenport, WA (68S)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight encountered light mixed icing during descent. The airplane was in icing conditions for about 15 minutes. The pilot used the de-icing boots during the icing encounter and cycled the boots for the last time on downwind leg for landing. During the landing flare, he reduced power over the threshold about 15 feet agl, and the airplane stalled at a higher than normal airspeed resulting in a hard landing. The pilot stated that the accident could have been prevented by keeping power and airspeed up until touchdown when landing an airplane which has encountered icing conditions and retained some airframe ice.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during landing with airframe ice, which resulted in an inadvertent stall and hard landing. Factors were the icing conditions and the airframe ice.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA05CA035
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



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