Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N4752K: Accident occurred June 04, 2022 at Palm Springs International Airport (KPSP), Riverside 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; Riverside, California

Stephen L Johnson DDS PC

Location: Palm Springs, California 
Accident Number: WPR22LA228
Date and Time: June 4, 2022, 11:48 Local
Registration: N4752K
Aircraft: Cessna P210N 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 4, 2022, about 1148 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna P210N, N4752K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Palm Springs, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that during the approach, he extended the landing gear and had a down and locked green light indication. He also stated that he visually verified that the landing gear was extended. The touchdown was normal, but firm, and shortly thereafter, the main landing gear collapsed. Subsequently, the airplane veered off the runway about midfield and came to rest in the area between the taxiway and runway.

The airplane was recovered to a secured facility for future examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4752K
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: KPSP,409 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.77 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
Destination: Palm Springs, CA

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: 33.829667,-116.50669 (est)

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 

Date: 04-JUN-22
Time: 18:48:00Z
Regis#: N4752K
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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