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CESSNA 310

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C310
Aircraft
Name 310
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AVIONES COLOMBIA 310
CESSNA L-27
CESSNA U-3
CESSNA T310
CESSNA 310
COLEMILL Executive 600
COLEMILL Bearcat
RILEY Rocket
RILEY Turbostream
RILEY Turbo-Rocket
RILEY Super 310
RILEY 65


CESSNA 310

CESSNA 310

Description

Light piston aircraft. In service since 1954. First civil twin engine aircraft designed by CESSNA. Exists in both civil and military versions. A development of 310F was the turbocharged 320 Skyknight with a fourth cabin window. It was replaced by the similar T310. The 310G introduced tiptanks, 310K replaced the rear two windows on each side by a single unit. Production ended in 1987 after more than 5400 civil- and 196 of the military versions had been built. US-mil. type: U-3. The Turbo-charged version has got a ceiling of FL274.

Technical Data

Wing span 11.3 m37.073 ft
Length 9.7 m31.824 ft
Height 3.3 m10.827 ft
Powerplant 310: 2 x 240 HP Continental IO-470-M or 2 x 260 HP Continental IO-470-D or 2 x 285 HP Continental IO-520-M piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

T310: 2 x 285 HP Continental TSIO-520-B turbocharged piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Continental O-470, Continental O-520

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 193 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 507 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 546 m
MTOW 24002,400 kg
2.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL250 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 640640 nm
1,185,280 m
1,185.28 km
3,888,713.914 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C310

  • C310, Hawarden UK, 2013 (LOC HF) (On 15 November 2013, a privately operated Cessna 310 about to land at Hawarden crashed after power was lost from one engine and the experienced pilot appeared to have attempted to initiate a go around rather than land on the grass next to the runway. The Investigation found that both main fuel tanks were effectively empty after normal fuel use during the flight and since unused fuel remained in the auxiliary tanks, it was concluded that fuel starvation attributable to en route fuel system mismanagement had occurred. The other engine had been at full power but with fuel starvation imminent.)
  • C310, vicinity Wolf Point MT USA, 2000 (BS LOC FIRE) (On 25 May 2000, a commercially operated Cessna 310R on a positioning flight encountered a flock of geese in VMC at about 600 feet agl after a daylight take off from Wolf Point MT and one of the geese impacted and broke through the windscreen causing the pilot to loose control and the aircraft to crash.)