Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N6330N: Accident occurred July 15, 2019 in Hurricane, Washington County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Hurricane, UT
Accident Number: WPR19LA195
Date & Time: 07/15/2019, 1430 MDT
Registration: N6330N
Aircraft: Cessna T210
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 15, 2019, about 1430 mountain daylight time, a Cessna T210N, N6330N, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Hurricane, Utah. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a personal flight, conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed, for the local flight that was originating from Grassy Meadows Airport in Hurricane, Utah at the time of the accident.

According to the pilot, the engine had received a top overhaul about 1.5 hours prior to the accident. His subsequent maintenance flights in the airport traffic pattern showed recurring oil temperature problems accompanied by power issues. The pilot notified his mechanic who then replaced the oil cooler gasket and an oil temperature sensor; however, the pilot continued to receive high oil temperature indications. He informed the mechanic of the result who then accompanied him during the engine run-up and accident flight. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger (mechanic) did not observe any abnormal temperature indications during the takeoff roll, but once the airplane entered its initial climb the engine started to lose power. The pilot was unable to maintain altitude and made a forced landing to an area of sage brush and dirt.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed substantial damage to the forward fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6330N
Model/Series: T210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hurricane, UT (UT47)
Destination: Hurricane, UT (UT47)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
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