Accident Cessna 310F N1761G,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356316
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Date:Thursday 16 January 1997
Time:23:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 310F
Owner/operator:Flint Aviation Inc.
Registration: N1761G
MSN: 310R1223
Total airframe hrs:5888 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-520-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bridgeport, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Flint, MI (KFNT)
Destination airport:(KBDR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On a night cross-country flight, the pilot accepted a visual approach to his destination. He requested information for the active runway, but was told the tower was closed. The controller stated that the last reported wind was, '0154 Zulu, two eight zero at one two gusts at one seven.' The pilot reported that he misunderstood the controller and thought the 'wind was 010 degrees at 29 knots.' The pilot landed on runway 6, and stated that 'shortly after touch down, a strong quarterly tailwind pushed the aircraft off (the right side) of the runway.' Before stopping, the airplane struck the VASI at the approach end of runway 24. The wind was recorded as 290 degrees at 21 knots with gusts to 28 knots.

Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions, and his failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll. Related factors were: the pilot's misunderstanding of the wind conditions, and the resultant quartering tail wind.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD97LA042
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report



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