Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 20, Spring Branch, Texas / Cessna 310

At 12:26 CST, a Cessna 310Q struck a ditch after an aborted takeoff at the Kestral Airpark. The pilot was not injured. Investigators said the aircraft door popped open during takeoff roll, prompting the pilot to abort the takeoff about two-thirds of the way down the runway. The airplane skidded along the last 250 feet of runway, went into a ditch and struck a fence....

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