Friday, March 16, 2018

Cessna T210N Centurion, N5382A: Accident occurred March 13, 2018 near Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

GV Air Inc:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Orlando, FL
Accident Number: ERA18LA103
Date & Time: 03/13/2018, 1330 EDT
Registration: N5382A
Aircraft: CESSNA T210
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Flight Test 

On March 13, 2018, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Cessna T210N, N5382A, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), Orlando, Florida. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was originating from ISM at the time of the accident. The post-maintenance flight test was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot reported that he and a coworker were conducting routine test flights with some new camera equipment that had just been installed on the airplane. On the morning of the accident he performed a test flight that lasted about 2 hours and returned to ISM with no issues. Prior to the accident flight he performed a preflight check. After starting the engine, he waited about 5 minutes to allow the camera system to boot up. He then taxied to runway 6 and was cleared for takeoff. As the airplane climbed, he felt there was something wrong with the engine although it continued to produce power. He checked all the instruments and gauges and did not see any abnormalities. When the airplane reached cruising altitude, the pilot reduced power and the engine "quit." The pilot notified the ISM air traffic control tower of the engine failure and made a forced landing on a road.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the empennage section of the airplane was separated from the fuselage. Both wings were buckled, and both wing assemblies were leaking fuel. The airplane was recovered and retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N5382A
Model/Series: T210 N
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: ISM, 82 ft msl
Observation Time: 1346 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: ORLANDO, FL (ISM)
Destination:  Orlando, FL (ISM) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.289722, -81.436944 (est)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - No one was injured when a Cessna T210N Centurion crashed on a road in Osceola County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Kissimmee Police Department.

The crash happened on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Thacker Avenue and John Young Parkway. Some roads in the area remain closed as the investigation continues.

Police said the Cessna T210N Centurion was trying to take off from the Kissimmee Gateway Airport when it crashed at 1:28 p.m. 

Pictures from the scene show the front end and the right wing of the Cessna T210N Centurion were damaged in the crash. The two men on board -- the pilot and one passenger -- were not injured. 

"They’re not from Orlando. They’re from outside the state, and they were here doing business and doing a test flight," city of Kissimmee public information officer Melissa Zayas-Moreno said. 

She said the two men were in town from New Mexico.

Neighbor Tacariah Monroe heard the crash.

"We just heard, like, a boom. Then we ran out and we see the plane on the ground," Monroe said. "I'm just glad they made it out."

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. 

Authorities haven’t identified the pilot or the passenger.

Original article can be found here ➤

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kissimmee police are investigating what caused a Cessna T210N Centurion to go down onto a road Tuesday afternoon.

Police tweeted that Martin Luther King Road is closed between Thacker Avenue and John Young Parkway.

Two men who were on the plane were treated and released.

The men were in Central Florida on business from New Mexico and had flown in and out of Kissimmee Getaway Airport. 

Police told Eyewitness News that MLK Boulevard will probably be closed until sometime Wednesday when the NTSB arrives to investigate the wreckage.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

  1. “Front end and right wing”? How about the left wing and empennage?