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Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion II, N5261Y: Incident occurred March 17, 2020 at Oakland/Troy Airport (KVLL), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft on landing nose gear collapsed, left wing contacted the ground and spun.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5261Y

Date: 17-MAR-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N5261Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TROY
State: MICHIGAN



Troy, Michigan – The Troy Fire Department responded to a report of an airplane that had apparently flipped over, off of the runway, at Oakland Troy Airport. The airport is a county operated, unstaffed facility. This means there is no crash rescue services on site, and no staffed control tower facilities. The incident was called into the 9-1-1 center by a passerby.

Upon their arrival, firefighters confirmed that the pilot had exited the craft, and there was no fire and no fuel leaking. The single engine aircraft had sustained obvious damage.

The pilot indicated that he was enjoying his aircraft, with no indication of any malfunctions. When he attempted to land, the plane made an abrupt turn into the grassy area alongside the runway and partially cart-wheeled to a stop, but did not flip over. Upon entering the grassy area, the plane then became stuck in the soft earth. The aircraft appeared to have damage to the propeller, both wingtips, and the landing gear. The pilot also reported a minor injury to his hand. Firefighters requested Oakland County Air Traffic Control to close the airport until the plane could be removed.

The incident was turned over to Troy Police and the FAA for investigation. Damage estimates are incomplete at this time. No serious injuries or fatalities were reported.

Original article ➤ http://oaklandcounty115.com



Authorities are investigating after a small plane skidded onto the grass while landing at Oakland/Troy Airport on Tuesday. No major injuries were reported.

Troy police, which responded to the scene, initially described the incident as a crash and rollover. In a statement Wednesday, fire officials said they were called to the site near Coolidge at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on "a report of an airplane that had apparently flipped over, off of the runway" at the county-operated, unstaffed facility without a staffed control tower.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw the pilot had exited the single-engine aircraft and there was no fire or fuel leaking but "obvious damage," according to the release.

"The pilot indicated that he was enjoying his aircraft, with no indication of any malfunction," the Fire Department said. "When he attempted to land, the plane made an abrupt turn into the grassy area alongside the runway and partially cart-wheeled to a stop, but did not flip over. Upon entering the grassy area, the plane then became stuck in the soft earth."

The plane appeared to have damage to the propeller, both wingtips and the landing gear, fire officials said.

The pilot reported a minor injury to his hand, according to the statement.

He was the only one onboard the Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion II, said J. David VanderVeen, Oakland County's director of central services, which oversees the airport.

"In the scheme of things, he was very fortunate," he told The Detroit News on Wednesday.

Firefighters requested that Oakland County Air Traffic Control close the airport until the plane could be removed.

Damage estimates were incomplete.

The incident has been turned over to Troy police and the Federal Aviation Administration for investigation, the Fire Department said.

Considered Oakland County's "executive" airport, the site serves private, corporate and charter aircraft, with nearly 200 tenants and several transient vehicles daily, according to its website and Facebook page.

Charter passenger and air freight, as well as aircraft maintenance and fuel, are available on the field. It also has 138 T-Hangars and 40 open, asphalt tie-downs for general aviation aircraft, officials said.

Such an incident like the one on Tuesday is "very rare," VanderVeen said.

Original article ➤ https://www.detroitnews.com

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