Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N6582P, registered to Insurance Solutions Inc: Accident occurred October 28, 2017 at Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS), Mount Vernon, Washington

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Renton, Washington

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Insurance Solutions Inc:

NTSB Identification: WPR18LA022
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Mount Vernon, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N6582P
Injuries: 3 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 October 28, 2017, about 1250 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N6582P, was substantially damaged following a collapse of its right main landing gear near Skagit Regional Airport (BVS), Burlington/Mount Vernon, Washington. The commercial pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to Insurance Solutions, Inc. and operated by a private individual as a personal flight, conducted under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the local flight, which had departed Everett, Washington at 1150. 

According to the pilot, after an uneventful flight he descended the airplane for a straight in landing for runway 29 and deployed the landing gear about 8 nm from the airport. He verified that the landing gear down indicator light had illuminated and then observed the landing gear in the down position through a mirror mounted to the radar on the right wing. The pilot subsequently checked the gear position again when the airplane was about 4 nm from the airport and then configured the airplane for a normal landing with 10° of wing flaps. Moments before the airplane touched down, the pilot deployed 30° of wing flaps. The airplane then crossed the runway numbers about 75 knots indicated airspeed and touched down about 67 knots. The pilot recounted that the landing roll was normal until the right main landing gear collapsed, which he perceived as a loss tire pressure to the right main landing gear wheel. He subsequently retarded the mixture control to the aft position and shut off the engine while he steered the airplane, which came to rest in a grass area to the right of the runway. 

A postaccident examination of the airplane by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors revealed substantial damage to the elevator and right wing spar.

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