Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cessna 210J Centurion, N222AT, registered to Siera 1 Tech Inc and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred December 29, 2017 at San Bernardino International Airport (KSBD), 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; Riverside, California

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

 Siera 1 Tech Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N222AT

Location: San Bernardino, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA058
Date & Time: 12/29/2017, 2020 PST
Registration: N222AT
Aircraft: CESSNA 210
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 29, 2017, about 2020 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 210J, N222AT, experienced a left main landing gear collapse during landing roll at the San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) San Bernardino, California. The private pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left stabilizer. The airplane was registered to Siera 1 Tech Inc., San Bernardino, California, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight which originated from the Chino Airport (CNO), Chino, California, about 1818.

The pilot reported that he contacted SBD control tower and informed them that he had an issue with the landing gear. Despite multiple attempts, the pilot was unable to hydraulically or manually extend the landing gear with a gear safe indication. During the landing, the left main landing gear collapsed and the left horizontal stabilizer struck the ground. The airplane subsequently spun left and skidded to a full stop on the runway.

According to the pilot, the accident flight was the first flight since the completion of the airplanes most recent annual inspection. The airplane was recovered to a secured hangar at SBD for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N222AT
Model/Series: 210 J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: SIERA 1 TECH INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSBD, 1159 ft msl
Observation Time: 0350 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 4°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: CHINO, CA (CNO)
Destination: San Bernardino, CA (SBD) 

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: 34.091667, -117.247778 (est)




SAN BERNARDINO –There was drama in the skies above San Bernardino International Airport on Friday night when a single-engine plane circled the airport with what the pilot reported as a possible landing gear problem.

EMS and San Bernardino County Fire Department crews mobilized in preparation for a worst-case landing, but in the end the pilot of the Cessna 210J landed the plane safely.

The pilot had circled the airport for just over an hour to burn fuel prior to landing, fire officials said.

The pilot was the only person in the plane,  said officials from the fire agency, which had staged an aircraft crash rig and other fire apparatus in preparation for the landing.

Upon landing, the gear did not support the plane’s weight.

“The pilot walked away,” said Mark Gibbs, airport director of aviation.

The gear was not locked in place during the landing, Gibbs said.

The plane did not catch fire.

The incident will be investigated by the FAA, Gibbs said.

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