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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135240
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 310R
Registration: N37221
MSN: 310R0961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ada, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Spearfish, SD (SPF)
Destination airport:Ada, MN (D00)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane impacted trees and terrain during a non-precision instrument approach to land in instrument meteorological conditions, which had variable ceilings below published minimums based upon the closest weather reporting station 27 nautical miles southwest of the airport. The pilot stated he was engrossed in maintaining airspeed, and the passenger reported the pilot was too busy looking for the runway. The pilot further reported the accident could have been avoided if he had landed at his alternate airport.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the minimum descent altitude and his failure to maintain obstacle clearance. A low ceiling was a factor.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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