Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2001 Issue

July 11, Amargosa Valley, Nev. / Cessna 310

At 14:40 Pacific time, a Cessna 310I ran off the end of a taxiway as the pilot was trying to take off from Jackass Aeropark. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The pilot stated that he attempted to depart on a runway heading 230 degrees and hit a berm at the end of the runway. In fact, the airport has only one runway 14/32, and the pilot was in fact departing from a 2,100-foot taxiway. All of the taxiway and runway surfaces at the airport are dirt. The airport elevation was 2,640 feet msl, the airplane was near maximum gross weight, and the ambient temperature was 100 degrees Fahrenheit....

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