Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cessna T210G Turbo Centurion, N6834R: Accident occurred October 27, 2018 near Santa Paula Airport (KSZP), Ventura County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Fillmore, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA016
Date & Time: 10/27/2018, 1045 PDT
Registration: N6834R
Aircraft: Cessna T210
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 27, 2018, about 1045 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T210G, N6834R, experienced a total loss of engine power and impacted a dry creek bed in Fillmore, California. The private pilot, the registered owner, was operating the airplane under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The owner and the pilot-rated passenger received minor injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The personal cross-country flight originated from Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California about 1040 with a planned destination of Bakersfield, California. Day time visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot stated that the engine ran about 15 minutes prior to departure while he performed a run-up and waited for traffic to vacate the runway. After making a normal departure, he continued east and climbed to about 4,000 feet mean sea level (msl). While in cruise flight with the airspeed about 105 kts, he approached the perimeter of Fillmore and the engine experienced a sudden loss of power. Despite his attempts to troubleshoot the failure, he could not restart the engine and he opted to make a forced landing in a dry riverbed. After touchdown, the airplane rolled in the dry sand several hundred feet. The nose landing gear impacted a rock and collapsed, resulting in the airplane nosing over and coming to rest inverted.

The wreckage has been retained for further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6834R
Model/Series: T210 G
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: KSZP, 259 ft msl
Observation Time: 1755 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 9 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Santa Paula, CA (SZP)
Destination:  Bakersfield, CA (L45)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 34.374167, -118.961944 (est)

A small aircraft made an emergency landing in a river bottom near Highway 126 just outside Fillmore on Saturday morning.

The plane’s two occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local trauma center for evaluation, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. 

The pilot was a Santa Paula man, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. A Ventura woman was a passenger. A dog was also on board. The canine, described as a small mixed breed, reportedly had a limp but was in good condition overall, authorities said.

The incident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The Cessna T210G Turbo Centurion had taken off from the Santa Paula Airport and was headed to Bakersfield.

The pilot reported a loss of power shortly after taking off, officials said. The plane landed without hitting any nearby structures. It came to rest flipped on its roof in a sandy, bare section of the Santa Clara River bed. The river is currently dry.

When the pilot experienced problems, he tried to return to the airport, said Sheriff's Capt. Denise Sliva, but ended up landing in the river bed.

"What a great place to put the plane down, as far as public safety is concerned," Sliva said. "I think he did well."

An FAA spokesman said the plane sustained "substantial damage." The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, he said.

A helicopter with the Ventura County Air Unit also responded to the scene of Saturday’s crash. The air crew flew the two patients to a ground ambulance.

It’s the second plane to crash land in the region this week. On Tuesday, a World War II-era plane crash landed on Highway 101 near Agoura Hills. 

Original article can be found here ➤

Two people were injured when a small plane went down near Fillmore Saturday morning.

“We received reports of a plane down around 10:30 a.m. between Santa Paula and Fillmore in the 20000 block of Telegraph Road, which is near the 126 and the red school house,” said Captain Stand Ziegler of the Ventura County Fire Department.

Ziegler said that the plane went down in a sparsely populated area, and no structures were damaged in the crash.

Two minor injuries were reported as a result of the incident, according to officials.

“The two patients were airlifted from the scene to an awaiting ambulance which transported the two to a local trauma center,” Ziegler said.

According to Ventura County Fire Department’s Public Information Office Twitter, the pilot reported a power failure and attempted to land in a nearby riverbed.

Ventura County Sheriff’s officials are currently conducting an investigation into the exact nature and cause of that power failure.

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