Monday, September 06, 2021

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N1925U: Accident occurred September 28, 2021 in East Sparta, Stark County, Ohio

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; Cleveland FSDO; North Olmsted, Ohio

Location: East Sparta, Ohio
Accident Number: CEN21LA472
Date and Time: September 28, 2021, 16:08 Local 
Registration: N1925U
Aircraft: Cessna T210N
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 28, 2021, about 1608 eastern daylight time, a Cessna T210N airplane, N1925U, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near East Sparta, Ohio. 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 about 15 minutes into the flight he noticed the engine was running rough along with a loss of exhaust gas temperature in cylinders Nos. 2 and 4. He declared an emergency with air traffic control and turned toward Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK), North Canton, Ohio. The engine continued to run with partial power for about 2 minutes before it had a total loss of engine power.

A forced landing was completed in a hilly pasture, during which the airplane’s engine mount and lower fuselage were substantially damaged.

A partial teardown of the engine revealed a failure of the No. 2 exhaust valve. The No. 2 cylinder assembly and piston were retained for additional laboratory examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N1925U
Model/Series: T210N 
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: KCAK,1213 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3800 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 330°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Wadsworth, OH (3G3)
Destination: East Sparta, OH

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: 40.69,-81.35 (est)

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