Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion II, N501SF: Accident occurred August 20, 2019 at Eugene Airport - Mahlon Sweet Field (KEUG), Lane County, 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:

Location: Eugene, OR
Accident Number: WPR19LA237
Date & Time: 08/20/2019, 1435 PDT
Registration: N501SF
Aircraft: Cessna T210
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 20, 2019, about 1435 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T210 airplane, N501SF, landed gear up following an emergency landing at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (EUG), Eugene, Oregon. The student pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was owned by Nomarco Inc. and operated by the student pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident. No flight plan was filed for the local flight, which departed about 1433.

The pilot reported that shortly after departure he smelled smoke in the cockpit and returned to the airport for an emergency landing. During the approach for the emergency landing, he said he forgot to put the landing gear down, and the airplane landed gear up, sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage.

The airplane was transported to a secure facility for further investigation and examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N501SF
Model/Series: T210
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Thomas D. Doman
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Eugene, OR (EUG)
Destination: Eugene, OR (EUG)

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: 44.123611, -123.202222 (est)

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