Preliminary Accident Reports

May 1999 Issue

Feb. 5, Naples, Fla. / Cessna 210J Centurion

At about 21:57 EST, a Cessna 210J encountered icing at 10,000 feet. He requested a descent to 4,000 feet and activated the alcohol anti-ice system. The weather at Gaylord was 800 overcast, 4 miles visibility, light freezing drizzle, and wind 200 degrees at 10 knots with gusts to 17 knots. The pilot said the ILS approach was normal but during the flare he realized that only the approach lights were on and that the runway lights were off. He said he had no visual reference to the runway. The airport manager said there are two receivers that work on the same frequency to activate airport lighting. One receiver the Federal Aviation Administration maintains for the approach lights. The other rece...

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