Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N210SD: Accident occurred May 17, 2022 and Incident occurred July 14, 2014

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: Denver, Colorado
Accident Number: CEN22LA204
Date and Time: May 17, 2022, 16:07 Local
Registration: N210SD
Aircraft: Cessna T210N 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 17, 2022, at 1607 mountain daylight time, a Cessna T210N airplane, N210SD, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Denver, Colorado. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to Rocky Mountain Metro Airport operations personnel and airport surveillance video, the airplane touched down on runway 12L uneventfully. During the landing roll, the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane skidded to a stop on a hard surface adjacent to the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer and left elevator.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N210SD
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: KBJC,5595 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:59 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / 20 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point:
Destination: Denver, CO

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: 39.908412,-105.11562 (est)

May 17, 2022:  Aircraft landed and gear collapsed at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Jefferson County, Colorado. 

Date: 17-MAY-22
Time: 22:07:00Z
Regis#: N210SD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

July 14, 2014:  Aircraft landed gear up at Victoria Regional Airport (KVCT), Texas.

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A plane crash landed Monday afternoon at the Victoria Regional Airport. 

Officials knew about 12:55 p.m. that the pilot, Stanly Heckrodt, of Victoria, was struggling to put down the landing gear at the nose of his 1980 Cessna T210N, said Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray.

At 1:14 p.m., the situation was declared an emergency, and city and county firefighters responded to the scene at 609 Foster Field Drive.

Heckrodt initially left Victoria and was bound for Corpus Christi but came back to the Victoria Regional Airport when he realized the problem, Pray said.

There, Heckrodt circled for about 10 or 15 minutes to burn off fuel before crash landing at the 13 right runway, Pray said.

Heckrodt, whose age was not available, was not injured.

There was no one else in the plane.

"He knew he was going to have to crash land," Pray said. "He did a real good job."

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Last year, there were two emergency crash landings at the Victoria Regional Airport.

This was the first emergency crash landing this year, Pray said.

VICTORIA - A man in charge of saving lives was the one who needed saving Monday.

 A Victoria doctor, who is also a pilot, was forced to make an emergency crash landing at the Victoria Regional Airport.

While in flight to Corpus Christi, the pilot, Dr. Stan Heckrodt, contacted a tower in Houston and told them he was unable to get his nose gear down.

Air traffic officials tried to assist, but the plane was not responding.

Then around 1:00p.m., the Houston tower asked Victoria airport officials for help.  Heckrodt would have to perform an emergency crash landing at the airport.

Fire officials said they pulled out all the stops to prepare as there's no way to make that kind of landing safely.

“The pilot did the best that he could to land the plane. I mean it didn't land safely, it crashed. So at this point, he’s down, he’s safe, he’s not injured, and there’s no fire or other damage to the plane other than what happened in the initial crash, so were thankful for that,” Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray said.

The Cessna 210 suffered damage to the front end of the plane and to the prop. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

Officials said this is the first crash landing at Victoria Regional Airport this year. There were two in 2013.

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