FAA Report Cites Engine, Icing Problems
A Maryland couple flying back from their honeymoon were lost
when their Cessna 310N crashed this weekend in southeastern
A relative tells The Associated Press pilot John Doshier, 51,
and his wife Sue, 54, were returning home Sunday from spending
their honeymoon at a friend's cabin in Bozeman when their plane
went down. The two were married September 29 in Tulsa, OK.
Carter County Sheriff Rusty Jardee said the plane impacted a
field 20 miles southwest of Ekalaka. The aircraft slid about 120
feet, and caught fire.
"It was overcast, but the visibility was not bad at the time,"
According to the FAA Preliminary Report on the accident, the
plane's pilot reported problems with icing and the aircraft's
engines before the 310 (type shown below) crashed.
FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the plane departed Bozeman Sunday
morning, en route to a fueling stop in Baraboo, WI. The aircraft
crashed at around noon Sunday, local time.
Make/Model: C310 Description: 310,
T310 (U-3, L-27)
Date: 10/07/2007 Time: 1601
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: EKALAKA State: MT Country:
AIRCRAFT CRASHED AFTER REPORTING ICING AND ENGINE PROBLEMS,
THE TWO PERSONS
ON BOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED, WRECKAGE LOCATED 22 MILES
FROM EKALAKA, MT
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 2 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: NOT REPORTED
Activity: Pleasure Phase:
Unknown Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: HELENA, MT
Entry date: 10/09/2007