Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2002 Issue

Nov. 07, Winston Salem, N.C. / Cessna 310

At 11:18 eastern time, a Cessna 310Q crashed into a residential area six minutes after takeoff from Smith Reynolds Airport, killing the pilot. Controllers said the pilot notified them that he was experiencing oscillations in the airplane’s controls. Then the pilot said he had the problem under control and was continuing onto his destination. Shortly after that the pilot radioed that he was experiencing “a lot of down pressure on yoke.” Shortly after that the airplane crashed. The airplane crashed 55 degrees left-wing low and 60 degrees nose-down....

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