Monday, April 10, 2017

Cessna 210D Centurion, N3938Y: Accident occurred April 08, 2017 at Dona Ana County International Jetport Airport (5T6), Santa Teresa, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA226 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 2017 in Santa Teresa, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N3938Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was practicing takeoffs and landings on the asphalt runway. The airplane bounced during the touchdown, and the airplane began a hard porpoise down the runway. The nose landing gear wheel cracked and separated from the airplane, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer, the rudder, and the left wing strut.  

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, porpoised landing and subsequent nose-over. 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico 

http://registry.faa.gov/N3938Y


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA226
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 2017 in Santa Teresa, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N3938Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was practicing takeoffs and landings to the asphalt runway. The airplane bounced during the touch down and the airplane began a hard porpoise down the runway. The nose landing gear wheel cracked and separated from the airplane and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer, the rudder and the left wing strut.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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