Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cessna 210B Centurion, N9595X: Accident occurred September 12, 2017 at Kinsley Municipal Airport (33K), Edwards County, Kansas

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

Location: Kinsley, KS
Accident Number: GAA17CA531
Date & Time: 09/12/2017, 1039 CDT
Registration: N9595X
Aircraft: CESSNA 210
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that he "landed around 80 knots" and "didn't get the flaps down" before landing. He further reported that the airplane "didn't want to stop" and that it then "ran off the runway." During the runway excursion, the nosewheel collapsed, and the airplane nosed over.

The fuselage, wings, and vertical stabilizer sustained substantial damage.

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

An automated weather observation station located 28 nautical miles west from the accident site reported, about the time of the accident, wind from 170° at 7 knots. The landing was on runway 36.

The pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report.

A witness reported that he was at the airport in a hangar and noticed that the accident airplane was "high, fast, and downwind." He added that he observed the airplane overrun the runway and nose over into the grass. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: 

The pilot's decision to continue an unstabilized approach for landing in tailwind conditions, which resulted in a runway overrun and a nose-over. 

Findings

Aircraft 

Personnel issues
Decision making/judgment - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Tailwind - Decision related to condition

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR pattern final
Other weather encounter
Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion
Landing gear collapse
Nose over/nose down
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 87, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/09/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N9595X
Model/Series: 210 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1962
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 21057895
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: IO-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 250 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: KDDC, 2595 ft msl
Observation Time: 1452 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 9°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  6 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 170°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - Haze; No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Kinsley, KS (33K)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: Type of Airspace:
Class G:  Airport Information
Airport: KINSLEY MUNI (33K)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2171 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3290 ft / 56 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 37.908889, -99.403056 (est)

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N9595X


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA531
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Kinsley, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N9595X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

During a telephone interview with the NTSB investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that, he "landed around 80 knots" and "didn't get the flaps down" before landing. He further reported that, the airplane "didn't want to stop" and it then "ran off the runway." During the runway excursion, the nose wheel collapsed, and the airplane nosed over.

The fuselage, wings, and vertical stabilizer sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot did not report that there were any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

An automated weather observation station, about the time of the accident, 28 nautical miles west from the accident site, reported wind from 170° at 7 knots. The landing was on runway 36.

The pilot failed to submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report.

A witness reported that he was at the airport in a hangar, and noticed that the accident airplane was "high, fast, and down wind." He added that he observed the airplane overrun the runway and nose over into the grass.



KINSLEY, Kan. (KSNW) – Officials said a small plane went off the runway and overturned Tuesday morning near Kinsley.

According to the man’s granddaughter, who contacted KSN, there was a hole in the runway that caused the tire of the plane to break off, that in turn, caused the plane to flip. The man inside wasn’t injured.

KSN is still awaiting to hear more from authorities.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ksn.com

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