Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cessna T210N Centurion, N6988N: Accident occurred April 15, 2018 near Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft landed on a road, struck an obstacle and slid into culvert.

CAG International Inc d/b/a Fly Elite Aviation

Date: 15-APR-18
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N6988N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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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