Thursday, October 21, 2021

Cessna 210N Centurion, N1235U: Accident occurred October 20, 2021 at Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD), Dallas County, Texas

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN22LA018 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft veered off the runway during departure, went into the grass and flipped over. 

Spicewood Centurion Partnership

Date: 20-OCT-21
Time: 21:08:00Z
Regis#: N1235U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

DALLAS — No injuries were reported Wednesday after a private plane flipped over at Dallas Executive Airport, officials said.

The  Cessna 210N Centurion is registered to Spicewood Centurion Partnership in Austin, "had some issues as it was departing the airport," an airport spokesperson said. It is unclear at this time what caused the plane to flip.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said the call sheet to first responders stated that a plane ran off the end of the runway, but since no injuries were reported, only firefighters from Station 49 responded. Dallas Executive Airport is located in the Redbird area of Dallas.

The City of Dallas said the airport suspended operations until the scene was cleared.

The airport is still investigating the incident.


  1. "It is unclear at this time what caused the plane to flip"

    Nose wheel track appears to have dug in. The rut was about as long as the fuselage of the aircraft. I think it's pretty clear what caused it to flip. What's not clear is why the pilot did this.

    "had some issues as it was departing the airport,"

    ? 3 parallel tracks in the grass indicating that it was still on the ground when it left the departure end of the runway. Just a thought - Failure to become airborne?

    1. ADS-B makes it look like it got a few feet up before it was set back down, then the over run.

      That front wheel laying off to the side is a surprise. Wonder if the wheel departed and then the strut went a-rutting.