Loss of power, high drag configuration contributes to fatal accident

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Loss of power, high drag configuration contributes to fatal accident

January 30, 2020 By Kreisha Ballantyne
After a loss of engine power, probably due to insufficient fuel or an in-flight fuel management error, a twin-engined Cessna 310 aircraft did not maintain a safe flying speed before it collided with terrain just short of the runway, an ATSB investigation has found.
The Cessna T310R was on approach to land at a private airfield at The Lakes, adjacent to the Pacific Highway south of Port Macquarie on the NSW North ...This content...

The Cessna T310R was on approach to land at a private airfield at The Lakes, adjacent to the Pacific Highway south of Port Macquarie on the NSW North ...

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Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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