Thursday, March 18, 2021

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N7736K: Accident occurred March 18, 2021 at Marianna Municipal Airport (KMAI), Jackson County, Florida

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; Marianna, Florida

Location: Marianna, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA159
Date & Time: March 18, 2021, 12:53 Local 
Registration: N7736K
Aircraft: Cessna 210
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N7736K
Model/Series: 210 N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMAI,110 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:40 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Savannah, GA (SAV)
Destination: Marianna, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.838221,-85.182224 

MARIANNA, Florida  (WMBB) – The Federal Aviation Administration is set to investigate after a small plane made a hard landing at the Marianna Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon.

According to Airport Manager Douglas Glass, a family was on their way to Texas but decided to make a stop at the airport in Marianna shortly after 1 p.m.

As the plane landed at the airport, it experienced a landing gear issue.

Glass said the landing gear didn’t lock like it was supposed to which caused the plane to slide across the runway.

Three people were on board and nobody was injured.


  1. I am the pilot of this aircraft. It was an emergency landing not a casual drop-in. The landing was smooth after which the main gear collapsed.

  2. The emergency was a complete electrical failure and possible engine overheating, requiring an immediate landing. We have a video of the landing that was very gentle.


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