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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87172
Last updated: 22 February 2018
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Date:01-JAN-2011
Time:17:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310F
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6725X
C/n / msn: 310-0025
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Orange, Massachusetts -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Keene, NH (EEN)
Destination airport:Keene, NH (EEN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot and passenger were on a pleasure flight in the multi-engine airplane and at the last moment the pilot decided to conduct a touch-and-go landing and takeoff at a nearby airport. During a short final leg of the landing approach, the pilot recalled seeing white and red lights on the left side of the runway and believed these were visual approach slope indicator lights. He was uncertain of what light color arrangement indicated a proper glide path to the runway. As the airplane approached the runway, the lights started to flicker, at which time the pilot applied full engine power, but the airplane immediately collided with trees and came to rest inverted. The pilot stated that there was less ambient light than he had anticipated and that there was haze in the air. He was not aware of the trees at the approach end of the runway. The airport was not tower controlled and none of the 4 runways were equipped with visual approach slope indicator lights. The intended landing runway has a published displaced threshold that is 850 feet from the runway’s original threshold. Published information cautions about trees at the approach end of that runway. The pilot did not review any publication for the intended airport before the flight. Additionally, the pilot did not hold a multi-engine rating or a multi-engine solo endorsement. The last entry in his flight logbooks for night flight was in 2000. The pilot reported no mechanical issues with the airplane before the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain separation from trees during landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s inadequate preflight planning and lack of recent night flight experience.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110103X01024&key=1
FAA register: http://www.wmur.com/news/26341388/detail.html
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=6725X
http://flyboysalvage.com/id61310.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2011 05:21 bizjets101 Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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