Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cessna T210N Centurion, N6988N, registered to CAG International Inc and operated by Elite Aviation: Accident occurred April 15, 2018 near Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Accident Number: CEN18LA142
Date & Time: 04/15/2018, 1045 MST
Registration: N6988N
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 15, 2018, at 1048 mountain daylight time, a Cessna T210N airplane, N6988N, lost engine power during a visual approach to the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS), Colorado Springs, Colorado. The pilot made a forced landing in a residential area 3 miles north of the airport. During the landing, the airplane struck an embankment and was substantially damaged. The pilot and one passenger were not injured, but another passenger received a serious injury. The airplane was registered to CAG International, Inc., and operated by Elite Aviation, Longmont, Colorado, under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a visual flight rules flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Vance Brand Airport (LMO), Longmont, Colorado, and was destined for COS.

Preliminary information indicates the airplane was at 9,500 feet when the engine lost power. The pilot switched to the right fuel tank and the engine regained power. The pilot climbed back to 9,500 feet. The engine lost power again, and a forced landing ensued. Post-accident examination revealed the left tank was empty; the right tank contained 25 gallons of fuel. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N6988N
Model/Series: T210N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: CAG International, Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCOS, 6187 ft msl
Observation Time: 1054 MDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / -5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 9000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Longmont, CO (KLMO)
Destination: Colorado Springs, CO (KCOS) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - One person was hospitalized after a small plane crashed near Cimarron Hills Sunday afternoon.

The Cessna T210N Centurion went down on Constitution Avenue east of Powers near Tutt Boulevard, and according to police, flipped over a guardrail.

"Just traversing across the road, hitting no cars," CSPD spokesperson Lt. Howard Black described. "If you really take a hard look at the guardrail. you can see where it actually took some of the energy as the plane struck that area."

None of the three on board were badly hurt, with the sole passenger who went to the hospital only suffering minor injuries.

Colorado Springs firefighters also responded to the scene and worked to contain a fuel leak.

"About 25 gallons of fuel was leaking out of one of the wings," Black said. "That's what they've [firefighters] been putting so much of their energy into, ensuring that it's not getting into the stream."

Black said the crash looked worse than it was.

"When I first saw the aircraft, you know, you really had to wonder to what the extent of injuries were. So, very, very fortunate to be able to report that we have no serious injuries out here."

Original article can be found here ➤

Colorado Springs, CO - A small aircraft has crash landed in Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon.

It happened in the area of Tutt and Constitution. Three passengers were on board the Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion when it crashed. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

25 gallons of fuel leaked from the aircraft.

The intersection at Tutt and Constitution will be closed for several hours.

The plane is registered to Fly Elite Aviation out of Longmont, Colorado. KRDO called the company, which confirms it is their plane, but had no further comment.

The FAA is taking over the investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion was unable to make it to the airport and was forced to make a crash landing in the area of Constitution and Powers.

Numerous roads are closed in the area. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area of Tutt, Constitution, and Waynoka. The Colorado Springs Police Department said Constitution eastbound from Tutt will be closed for several hours.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department said three people were in the plane. One person has been transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The Fire Department said fuel is leaking from the plane but crews are on scene to clean it up.

Original article can be found here ➤

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