Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cessna 210 Centurion, Skydive Canyonlands, N9589T: Accident occurred April 19, 2017 near Harriet Alexander Field Airport (ANK), Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Denver, Colorado

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA162
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Salida, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N9589T
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 April 19, 2017, about 1918 mountain daylight time, an Cessna 210 airplane, N9589T, impacted a fence and irrigation equipment during an off airport forced landing while on approach to the Harriet Alexander Field Airport (ANK), Salida, Colorado. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was being operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the airport at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Page Municipal Airport (PGA), Page, Arizona.

The pilot stated she was delivering the airplane to a new owner in Denver and was landing at ANK for fuel. While turning from base to final for runway 24, the engine lost power. The pilot made a forced landing in field where the airplane contacted a fence and irrigation equipment.

A Cessna 210 Centurion aircraft force landed in a field at 8371 CR 160 in Salida Wednesday evening, causing damage to the plane and irrigation equipment but no injuries.

Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident shortly before 8 p.m.

Deputy Jesse Sanderlin said only the pilot was in the aircraft and was not injured in the crash, which Sanderlin said appeared to be due to engine failure. 

The plane came to rest in the field on its wheels, facing north near a broken fence and severely bent irrigation equipment.

The Federal Aviation Administration will come to the site today to investigate the crash, Sanderlin said.

The plane did not take off from the Salida airport prior to the crash, Sanderlin said.

Sanderlin said the sheriff’s office will release more information today.

The field at 8371 CR 160 is the location of the planned Longhorn Ranch subdivision, and the land is owned by Ron and Jo Jones, according to a public notice posted on the property.

According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the 1960 Cessna 210 Centurion is a fixed-wing, single-engine, 260-horsepower aircraft with four seats.

Robert P. Gray of Moab, Utah, owns the plane, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Text on the side of the plane reads “Skydive Canyonlands,” and the plane is shown in photos posted online by a Moab-based skydiving business with the same name.

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