Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N210GE: Accidents occurred March 08, 2022 and February 20, 2021

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; Denver, Colorado


Location: Englewood, Colorado 
Accident Number: CEN22LA137
Date and Time: March 8, 2022, 14:17 Local 
Registration: N210GE
Aircraft: Cessna P210N 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 8, 2022, at 1417 mountain standard time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N210GE, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Englewood, Colorado. The pilot and flight instructor both sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the flight was cleared for an instrument approach as they neared the intended destination airport. The initial portion of the approach was uneventful. After contacting the control tower, the controller requested that they sidestep to the parallel runway for landing. The runway approach thresholds were not aligned, and the glide path needed to be extended. As the pilot attempted to increase the throttle input, the engine did not respond. He subsequently realized the engine had lost power. The flight instructor noted that there were no indications the engine had lost power – no vibration, coughing, or sputtering. The airplane was unable to glide to the runway, and the flight instructor executed a forced landing to the center median area of an interstate highway.

The accident site was located about one-half mile short of the runway threshold. A postimpact fire consumed portions of the forward fuselage and cabin area. Post-recovery airframe and engine exams are planned.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N210GE
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: APA,5885 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C /-17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / 0 knots,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Dodge City, KS (DDC)
Destination: Englewood, CO (APA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.55123,-104.85388

 

March 08,2022

March 08,2022
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – Two people walked away after a small plane crashed on E-470 near Centennial Airport on Tuesday, March 8.

The highway is currently closed in both directions at Peoria. The two onboard a Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion were taken to the hospital for evaluation, but South Metro Fire tells CBS4 their injuries are minor.

Firefighters battled a fuel fire near the crash site, but it is now contained. They add the plane was flying from the south, heading north before crashing.

There is no current estimated time the highway will reopen.


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; Orlando, Florida


Location: Bartow, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA146
Date & Time: February 20, 2021, 17:00 Local 
Registration: N210GE
Aircraft: Cessna P210
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 20, 2021, about 1700 eastern standard time, a Cessna P210N, N210GE, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Bartow Executive Airport (BOW), Bartow Florida. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, earlier on the day of the accident, he flew from Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), Grenville, South Carolina to BOW to attend a memorial service. While he attended the memorial service, a fixed-base-operator at BOW performed an oil change on the airplane. The pilot subsequently departed BOW for the return flight to GMU. As the airplane climbed through 5,000 ft mean sea level (msl), he heard a “clicking” sound every 1 minute and noted that the sound occurred simultaneously with a “pegging” of the analog oil temperature and oil pressure gauges to the right, and the amp meter to the left (full discharge). He checked the circuit breakers and fuses but did not observe any anomalies.

The airplane was at 14,000 ft msl over Gainesville, Florida when the pilot decided to return to BOW instead of continuing the flight over mountains at night with a possible electrical problem. During the return to BOW the “clicking” sound subsided. The pilot subsequently extended the landing gear, flaps and speed brakes. On short final approach and over the runway numbers, everything was normal. The wind was a crosswind from the left. As the pilot flared, he kept the airplane’s left wing low and touched down on the left main landing gear and then the nose gear, at which time the tail seemed to “fall out” from under him. The airplane leaned to the left and continued in a straight path to a stop. He pulled the mixture control, shut off the master switch and magnetos and egressed. The pilot then walked around the airplane and observed that the nose landing gear was properly extended; however, the two main landing gear had collapsed resulting in damage to the horizontal stabilizer, left wing and fuselage.

The wreckage was recovered and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N210GE
Model/Series: P210 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: KBOW,125 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Bartow, FL 
Destination: Greenville, SC (GMU)

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: 27.944813,-81.786297

5 comments:

  1. It doesn't seem to me that the photos and video support the narrative.

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    1. Accidents occurred March 08, 2022 and February 20, 2021

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    2. For the March 2022 event, METARs show insignificant wind:

      KAPA 082153Z 00000KT 10SM FEW080 FEW200 02/M16 A2988
      KAPA 082053Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW080 FEW200 01/M17 A2990

      Track to point of impact near KAPA:
      https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a1ba1d&lat=39.552&lon=-104.853&zoom=15.9&showTrace=2022-03-08&leg=2&trackLabels&timestamp=1646774224

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  2. The narrative starting at Location: Bartow, FL is history of the aircraft.

    The photos are of the actual accident on March 8 in Colorado

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  3. Maybe they should have looked into that clicking sound last year!

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