Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cessna 210, N7330E: Accident occurred September 20, 2017 at Sacramento Executive Airport (KSAC), Sacramento County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA210
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Sacramento, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N7330E
Injuries: 2 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 September 20, 2017, at 1314 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 210F, N7330E, sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer after the landing gear collapsed while landing at Sacramento Executive Airport, Sacramento, California. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured, the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot/owner under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. The local flight departed 1310. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot had recently purchased the airplane, and this was his first flight. His intention was to perform a flight in the traffic pattern and then a touch-and-go landing. He reported that the takeoff and flight were uneventful, and that the landing gear was extended during the downwind portion of the landing approach. The passenger stated that after the gear extended, he observed the green landing gear indicator illuminate, and both occupants reported visually confirming the gear had extended by viewing through the gear mirrors.

During the landing roll, the airplane began to veer to the left, and the passenger reached for the controls and attempted to apply right aileron and rudder inputs, however, the airplane then dropped onto its belly. Post-accident examination revealed that the main landing gear had partially collapsed into the wheel wells, and the nose gear remained extended.

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