Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N2122S: Accident occurred January 02, 2018 at Aurora State Airport (KUAO), Marion County, Oregon

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Aurora, OR
Accident Number: WPR18LA057
Date & Time: 01/02/2018, 0920 PST
Registration: N2122S
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On January 2, 2018, about 0920, a Cessna T210L, N2122S, was substantially damaged during landing following a right main landing gear collapse at Aurora State Airport (UAO), Aurora, Oregon. The private pilot and registered owner of the airplane was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The cross-country flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed Paine Field (PAE), Everett, Washington, about one hour prior to the accident, with UAO as its destination.

According to initial reports received by the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, after the pilot was cleared to land on Runway 35, he advised the control tower that he was not getting a GREEN light, which would confirm that the landing gear was down and locked. The pilot then requested a low approach by the control tower, after which tower personnel reported that the landing gear appeared to be down; the pilot was then again cleared to land on Runway 35. During the landing the right main landing gear collapsed, followed by the airplane veering off the right side of the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right elevator and right horizontal stabilizer.

The airplane was recovered to a secured hangar at UAO for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2122S
Model/Series: T210L M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: UAO, 200 ft msl
Observation Time: 0948 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.35 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Everett, WA (PAE)
Destination: Aurora, OR (KUAO)

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: 45.247222, -122.770000

AURORA, Ore. – An airplane took a rough landing at the Aurora State Airport Tuesday morning.

According to Aurora Fire District, the incident occurred at 9:37 a.m.

They say there was a problem with the landing gear so the plane made a rough landing.

Officials say the plane is still stuck on the ground and they haven’t been able to move it yet.

The aircraft was traveling from Everett Washington.

No one was injured and the pilot was the only person on board.

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A small aircraft crashed upon landing at the Aurora State Airport on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries to the single pilot onboard the plane.

The Aurora Fire District responded to the crash at around 9:17 a.m. and cleared the scene. The Oregon Department of Aviation removed the plane from the area and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, according to Matthew Maass, manager of the Oregon Department of Aviation's State Airports Division.

Maass said that according to initial reports, the cause of the crash was the collapse of the plane's right wing landing gear.

Maass said that while crashes like this aren't very common, there doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary of the circumstances of the crash.

"It's pretty unusual to happen at any airport. It does happen on occasion, but it's more unusual than common," Maass said. "It was an unfortunate accident that happened but other than that, there wasn't anything that was unusual or out of the ordinary. These things happen from time to time."

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