Preliminary Accident Reports

July 1999 Issue

Apr. 3, Cecilia, Ky. / Cessna 310N

At about 13:20 EST, a Cessna 310N crashed while maneuvering after takeoff from Addington Field. The flight instructor and private pilot were killed. A notebook found in the wreckage indicated that the two had flown together for 3.2 hours the previous day, and a witness said the pilots had also flown together earlier on the day of the accident. They had flown a number of VOR instrument approaches, then landed to top off the fuel tanks and eat lunch. Prior to the accident flight, the witness overheard the pilots discussing “engine out” procedures and unusual attitude maneuvers. Another witness was standing about ¼-mile south of the accident site when he heard the airplane’s engines stop, then...

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