Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N732JW: Accident occurred November 01, 2019 in Odessa, Ector County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Houston, Texas

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


Location: Odessa, TX
Accident Number: ERA20LA028
Date & Time: 11/01/2019, 1350 CDT
Registration: N732JW
Aircraft: Cessna T210
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 1, 2019, about 1350 central daylight time, a Cessna T210 airplane, N732JW, experienced a partial loss of engine power and landed in a field near Odessa, Texas. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the flight, which departed from Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field (ODO), Odessa, Texas, about 1340.

According to the pilot, he did not recall much regarding the accident as a result of his injuries, however he did remember that the engine instruments indicated that the engine overheated. He noted that the engine lost partial power, and the propeller continued to turn throughout the forced landing. Lastly, he stated that the airplane just "wouldn't stay in the air."

According to FAA airworthiness records, the airplane was manufactured in 1976 and owned by the pilot since June 2011. The airplane was equipped with a Continental Motors TSIO-520 series, 265 horsepower, engine. According to the pilot, the engine was overhauled about 90 hours prior to the accident.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N732JW
Model/Series: T210 L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Green Oak Llp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ODO, 3001 ft msl
Observation Time: 1353 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Odessa, TX (ODO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 32.026111, -102.404722 (est)

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