Friday, August 02, 2019

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion II Silver Eagle, N234SB: Accident occurred August 01, 2019 at Gnoss Field Airport (KDVO), Novato, Marin 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; Oakland, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Novato, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA231
Date & Time: 08/01/2019, 1615 PDT
Registration: N234SB
Aircraft: Cessna P210
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On August 01, 2019 about 1615 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna P210, N234SB, experienced a nose landing gear collapse while landing at the Gnoss Field Airport, Novato, California. The airplane was registered to Preventative Psychiatry Association Medical Group and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings. The business flight departed from the Ogden-Hinckley Airport, Ogden, Utah about 1245 pdt with a planned destination of Novato. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed and activated.

The pilot reported that after making a normal approach, he configured the airplane to land on runway 13. As the airplane passed over the runway designation markings (numbers), the nose felt as though it was being forced down and impacted the runway surface. The airplane bounced and subsequently touched down again, resulting in the nose gear collapsing. The propeller contacted the runway and the airplane veered off the asphalt, coming to rest in the grass median.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N234SB
Model/Series: P210 N
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: KDVO, 4 ft msl
Observation Time: 2215 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Ogden, UT (OGD)
Destination: Novato, CA (DVO)

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
Latitude, Longitude: 38.141111, -122.555833 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Preventive Psychiatry Associates Medical Group Inc

Date: 01-AUG-19
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N234SB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

A small plane carrying three passengers lost part of its landing gear Thursday during a rocky arrival at the Marin County Airport in Novato.

The incident was reported as a plane crash at about 4:30 p.m. The sheriff’s department later described it as a “hard landing.”

Novato fire Battalion Chief Gerald McCarthy said the plane came down on the runway, went back up in the air and sheared its front landing gear when it came down again. With its nose damaged, the plan veered off the runway and stopped in a grassy median strip.

McCarthy said medics evaluated the three occupants for injuries. One was taken to Novato Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, while the others declined further treatment.

No fuel leaked from the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash. 

According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion II is registered to a company in San Francisco.

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