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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30604
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310L
Registration: N2230F
MSN: 310L-0030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Angel Fire Airport, Angel Fire, Colfax County, New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:AXX
Destination airport:Sherman/denison, TX (F39)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot had the fuel tanks topped-off, and he embarked five passengers with their baggage. He departed on runway 35, and immediately raised the landing gear after liftoff. He felt the airplane 'settle a little,' and he put the landing gear back down. The airplane impacted a fence during the forced landing attempt. The airport's elevation was 8,382 feet msl, and the density altitude was 9,419 feet msl. The airplane's certified maximum gross takeoff weight was 5,200 pounds, and the calculated actual takeoff weight was estimated at 5,459 pounds.
Probable Cause: The pilot's exceeding the airplane's weight and balance limitations. A factor was the high density altitude weather condition.


FAA register: 2.

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Jun-2014 22:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Nov-2017 10:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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