Monday, June 4, 2018

Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion, N66ML: Accident occurred June 03, 2018 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico

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

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Clovis, NM
Accident Number: CEN18LA207
Date & Time: 06/03/2018, 1130 MDT
Registration: N66ML
Aircraft: CESSNA T210
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 3, 2018, about 1130 mountain daylight time, a Cessna T210M airplane, N66ML, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Clovis, New Mexico. The private pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed Clovis Municipal Airport (CVN), Clovis, New Mexico, about 1040.

According to a FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the pilot was in cruise flight, at an altitude of 6,500 ft mean sea level, when the engine lost power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine without success. During the forced landing the airplane collided with a wire from powerlines adjacent to the road the pilot was attempting to land on. The aileron and fuselage was substantially damaged during the forced landing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N66ML
Model/Series: T210
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: KCVS, 4215 ft msl
Observation Time: 1058 MDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots/ 17 knots, 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Clovis, NM (CVN)
Destination: Clovis, NM (CVN) 

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: 35.506111, -103.169722 (est)

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