Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2005 Issue

January 3, 2005, Davenport, Wash. / Cessna 310J

The airplane was substantially damaged during a hard landing at 1245 Pacific time. The Private pilot and passenger were uninjured. Instrument conditions prevailed for the descent while visual conditions were present at the destination airport. According to the pilot, the airplane encountered light mixed airframe ice during its descent and was in icing conditions for about 15 minutes. The pilot used the deicing boots during the icing encounter and cycled the boots for the last time on downwind leg for landing. During the landing flare, he reduced power over the threshold at about 15 feet agl. The airplane stalled at a higher-than-normal airspeed, resulting in a hard landing. The propeller tip...

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