Friday, September 04, 2020

Cessna 210 Centurion, N9540T: Accident occurred August 26, 2020 at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Location: Chino, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA288
Date & Time: 08/26/2020, 0815 PDT
Registration: N9540T
Aircraft: Cessna 210
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 26, 2020, about 0815 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 210, N9540T, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Chino, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the accident flight was the first flight since the airplane had undergone landing gear maintenance. While in the airport traffic pattern, he extended the landing gear, however, noticed that it would not lock into the down position. Despite multiple attempts to cycle the landing gear, which included utilizing the emergency landing gear extension procedures, the pilot was unable to obtain a positive down and locked indication. The pilot stated that during landing on runway 26R, the main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest upright on the runway.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the horizontal stabilizer and elevator were substantially damaged. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9540T
Model/Series: 210 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCNO, 650 ft msl
Observation Time: 1517 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 9 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Chino, CA (CNO)
Destination: Chino, CA (CNO)

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: 33.974722, -117.636389 (est)

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