Monday, March 14, 2022

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N94001: Accident occurred March 14, 2022 at General William J. Fox Airfield Airport (KWJF), Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California

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; Van Nuys, California 

Location: Lancaster, California 
Accident Number: WPR22LA126
Date and Time: March 14, 2022, 12:58 Local 
Registration: N94001
Aircraft: Cessna T210L
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N94001
Model/Series: T210L 
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: KWJF,2338 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lancaster, CA 
Destination: Lancaster, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.741056,-118.21863 (est)

LANCASTER, California - No one was injured after a small plane crashed near an airport in Lancaster on Monday afternoon. 

The incident was reported at 1 p.m. at the intersection of West Avenue G and 60th Street West. 

The Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion landed without its landing gear deployed near General William J. Fox Airfield Airport and crashed through a fence according to Crystal Essiaw of the Federal Aviation Administration.

At the time of the crash, light winds between 5 and 10 mph were reported from the southwest with clear skies. 

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department the plane was completely intact. According to Essiaw, there were two occupants on the aircraft, both of whom were evaluated and released.

The cause of the accident was under investigation, Essiaw said.