Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cessna 210-5(205), N8260Z: Accident occurred July 19, 2019 at Columbia Gorge Regional / The Dalles Municipal Airport (KDLS), The Dalles, Oregon

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N8260Z




Location: The Dalles, OR
Accident Number: WPR19LA196
Date & Time: 07/19/2019, 0700 PDT
Registration: N8260Z
Aircraft: Cessna 210 5(205)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2019, at 0700 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 210-5 (205), N8260Z, experienced a nose landing gear collapse during an aborted takeoff at the Columbia Gorge Regional/The Dalles Municipal Airport (DLS), The Dalles, Oregon. The private pilot was not injured; the airplane was destroyed by the postcrash fire. The pilot/owner operated the airplane under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight and no flight plan had been field.

According to the pilot, he arrived at the airport, checked the weather and performed a preflight inspection with no concerns noted. He started the engine, monitored the instruments and received a clearance to taxi to runway 31. The pilot performed the engine run up with no discrepancies noted and received a clearance for departure. During the take off roll, he reported that there was no airspeed indicated; however, there was no issue with the engine. He decided to abort the takeoff and pulled the throttle back. The pilot stated that he simultaneously pulled back on the yoke and the airplane lifted off the runway, he reduced the back pressure and the airplane started to porpoise down the runway; he recalled that there were 3-4 bounces that increased in height until the nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane slid down the runway. He opened the door and exited and saw flames near the pilot side door. The airplane was subsequently consumed by the postcrash fire.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8260Z
Model/Series: 210 5(205) Undesignated
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: KDLS, 210 ft msl
Observation Time: 1353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: The Dalles, OR (DLS)
Destination: The Dalles, OR (DLS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  45.619444, -121.168333 (est)

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