Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N4614K: Accident occurred September 28, 2021 at El Paso International Airport (KELP), Texas

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; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Location: El Paso, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA460
Date & Time: September 28, 2021, 15:02 Local 
Registration: N4614K
Aircraft: Cessna P210N 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Ferry

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4614K
Model/Series: P210N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KELP,3916 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:59 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 23 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 18000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Santa Teresa, NM (DNA)
Destination: El Paso, TX (ELP)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.802057,-106.37895 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I know, how do you ground loop a tricycle gear aircraft? Probably by landing too fast, force it to the runway and bounce a couple of times, then slam on the brakes while plane is not aligned with runway centerline. I never criticize a go around as the pilots is aware of the situation and correcting it. Many blame the wind or gusts. Need to get proficient in landing at correct numbers. Also tailwheel solo practice and endorsement is invaluable.