Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 210N Centurion, N80RB; accident occurred December 20, 2016 at Longville Municipal Airport (KXVG), Cass County, Minnesota

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minneapolis 
Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Longville, MN
Accident Number: CEN17LA059
Date & Time: 12/20/2016, 0936 CST
Registration: N80RB
Aircraft: CESSNA 210
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On December 20, 2016, about 0936 central standard time, a Cessna 210N airplane, N80RB, sustained substantial damage in an accident at Longville Municipal Airport (XVG), Longville, Minnesota. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was privately registered and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Winsted Municipal Airport, near Winsted, Minnesota, about 0800, and was en route to XVG.

The pilot indicated that the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) was one of the sources of weather he used for the flight. At 0916, the recorded wind at XVG was 260° at 11 kts gusting to 19 kts. He reported, that while on final approach to runway 31, the airplane flew through windy conditions and a "severe down wind shear." He said that the wind "drove" the airplane into the runway and the airplane bounced a couple times. The left main landing gear contacted snow and pulled the airplane off the runway. The pilot indicated that there were no mechanical issues with the airplane.

A witness plowing snow at XVG stated that the airplane touched down about halfway down the runway. The nose landing gear hit the ground first, the airplane bounced up about 50 to 75 ft, veered sideways when it came down, and then exited the west side of the runway.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector examined the airport and airplane. He confirmed that there were initial witness marks consistent with propeller strikes on the runway about 1,430 ft from the approach end of the runway. Ground scars and displaced snow were present in the snow windrow in the runway infield near the wreckage. The lower fuselage near the main cabin area exhibited substantial structural damage. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/21/2011
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/19/2011
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N80RB
Model/Series: 210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 21064730
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/24/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3432.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO 520
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KXVG, 1334 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0916 CST
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 19 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.74 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Winsted, MN (10D)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Longville, MN (XVG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0800 CDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1336 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3549 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 46.990000, -94.203611 (est)

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA059
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Longville, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 210N, registration: N80RB
Injuries: 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 December 20, 2016, about 1100 central standard time (CST), a Cessna 210, N80RB, departed the runway during landing on runway 31 at Longville Municipal Airport (XVG), Longville, Minnesota. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. The private pilot, and sole occupant onboard, was not injured. The airplane was privately registered and operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.

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