Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cessna T210F Turbo Centurion, N6107R: Accident occurred June 17, 2018 near Dublin Municipal Airport (9F0), Erath County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Desdemona, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA229
Date & Time: 06/17/2018, 0930 CDT
Registration: N6107R
Aircraft: CESSNA T210F
Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 17, 2018, at 0930 central daylight time, a Cessna T210F airplane, N6107R, nosed over during an off airport forced landing in Desdemona, Texas. The private pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and another passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a personal flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the accident, and a flight plan had not been filed for the flight. The airplane departed the Dublin Municipal Airport (9F0), Dublin, Texas, about 1920, en route to the Gregory M. Simmons Memorial Airport (GZN), Cisco, Texas.

The pilot stated that the engine began running rough during cruise flight at 500 ft above ground level. He leaned the mixture and the engine roughness went away. A few minutes later, the engine began running rough once again. He switched fuel tanks and there was no change in the engine operation. Shortly thereafter, the engine stopped running. He made a forced landing in a soft, sandy field and the airplane nosed over inverted. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N6107R
Model/Series: T210F F
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: SEP, 1321 ft msl
Observation Time: 1135 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3400 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Dublin, TX (9F0)
Destination: Cisco, TX (3F2) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Three people were taken to various hospitals after an airplane went down in Erath County.

The crash happened at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday near the Erath/Eastland County line.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Cessna C210 crashed in the rural area after taking off from the airport in the town of Dublin and heading to Centennial Airport near Denver. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dub Gillum said the plane stalled and tried to land in a sandy field between County Roads 360 and 362 when a wheel became stuck in the sand and the plane flipped. 

The pilot reportedly went to seek help and was missing for a while before being located by first responders.

The pilot, identified as Russell Riggs, 62 of Sedalia, Colorado, was taken by ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital for observation.

Two female passengers, both from Colorado, were taken by medical helicopter to a Fort Worth Hospital.

The group had a dog onboard the plane that remains missing following the crash. Sgt. Gillum said the missing dog is a boxer named Gizmo, described as being light brown with a white patch. It is believed Gizmo ran from the scene of the crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety secured the crash scene while Federal Aviation Administration investigators respond to investigate.

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