Friday, June 30, 2017

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N210HG, registered to and operated by Tridelaw Aviation, LLC: Accident occurred June 30, 2017 near Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Gypsum, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:
Tridelaw Aviation LLC:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA247
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 30, 2017 in Eagle, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N210HG
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 June 30, 2017, about 1245 mountain daylight time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N210HG conducted a forced landing near Eagle, Colorado. The pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged during the landing. The airplane was registered to and operated by Tridelaw Aviation, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. 

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, that he departed Montrose, Colorado (KMTJ) en route to the Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE). He departed KMTJ with the left fuel tank full of fuel and the right fuel tank half-full of fuel. As he approached KEGE, the engine lost power, so he attempted to restart the engine. The engine restart was not successful, so he selected a road for the forced landing. During the landing, the left wing impacted a light pole, resulting substantial damage. 

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

A private aircraft crashed just east of the Eagle County Regional Airport at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. The pilot was the only person on board and is uninjured, according to a release from Kris Friel, Eagle County communications director.

The pilot said he was cleared for final approach and was executing a “base turn” when he lost his engine. After determining he couldn’t make the runway, the pilot declared an emergency and landed on McGregor Drive, the release said. During the emergency landing, the aircraft clipped a light pole and sheared off the left wing of the plane.

The aircraft is a six-person Cessna Centurion. It was based in Telluride and was enroute to Eagle County from Montrose, the release said.

Responding agencies included Eagle County Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Services and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

KUSA - No one was hurt after a small plane clipped a light pole and sheared off its left wing during an emergency landing Friday afternoon. 

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office says it happened in a field just east of the Eagle County Regional Airport -- near a Costco. 

The pilot was the only person aboard at the time at wasn't hurt. 

He told investigators he was on his final approach to the airport and executing a "base turn" when he lost his engine. 

The six-person Cessna Centurion is based in Telluride and was headed to Eagle County from Montrose.

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