Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion , N44C: Accident occurred November 12, 2016 near Pleasanton Municipal Airport (KPEZ), Atascosa County, Texas

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA039
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Pleasanton, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA P210, registration: N44C
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 12, 2016, about 1752 central standard time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N44C, was substantially damaged during the forced landing to a road, one mile from the Pleasanton Municipal Airport (PEZ), Pleasanton, Texas. The commercial pilot sustained serious injury and the passenger was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The point of departure and the intended destination are unknown at this time.

According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the pilot reported that he was at 3,200 feet and adjusted the throttle. Manifold pressure was lost and the pilot went through the emergency checklist and prepared for a forced landing on highway 97. After seeing the traffic, the pilot changed course for the airport road. During the forced landing the airplane struck a car. There were no ground injuries. The fuselage and both wings were substantially damaged during the forced landing.

PLEASANTON — The pilot of a single engine Cessna plane traveling from Hondo to Corpus Christi made an emergency landing near a Pleasanton airport Saturday after the plane's engine failed.

The pilot, who has not yet been identified, attempted to to maneuver the plane back in the direction of its departure and land at the Pleasanton airport, however, the plane descended too quickly, forcing the pilot to land on Airport Road, less than one mile from the Pleasanton airport, DPS spokesperson Deon Cockrell said.

While trying to land the plane, the plane struck the roof of an SUV.

The pilot was taken to South Texas Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The occupants of the SUV and the pilot's wife, who was in the plane at the time of the accident, were uninjured.


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