2017 C-210 CO Engine Failure Non-Fatal Single-Engine Salida

C-210 Non-Fatal Salida, CO April 19, 2017

The private pilot was landing the airplane at the conclusion of a cross-country flight when the engine
experienced a total loss of power in the airport traffic pattern. The pilot attempted to restart the engine
without success and subsequently landed the airplane in a field, where it impacted a fence and irrigation
equipment. The pilot stated the right fuel tank was selected at the time of the accident. Postaccident
examination revealed that the right tank contained 14 to 15 gallons of fuel, and that the left fuel tank
contained about 1 gallon of fuel. The fuel selector was in the right tank position. The engine functioned
normally during a postaccident test run. Given the lack of engine anomalies, it is likely that the airplane
was operating on the left tank at the time of the accident, and the loss of engine power was the result of
fuel starvation; it is likely that the pilot moved the fuel selector to the right tank position during his
attempt to restart the engine.

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2014 C-210 Loss of Aircraft Control Moab Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine UT

C-210 non-fatal Moab, UT May 28, 2014

The pilot stated that the purpose of the flight was to make numerous takeoffs and transport skydivers to
an adequate jumping altitude. The first takeoff was uneventful, and after the skydivers egressed the
airplane, the pilot returned back to the airport. During the landing, the airplane bounced three times
down the runway. The pilot taxied to the hangar and without shutting down the engine, boarded the
second load of skydivers. Shortly thereafter, the pilot departed and during the initial climb, he attempted
to retract the landing gear. The landing gear would not retract and the pilot decided to continue the flight
with the landing gear extended. After the skydivers jumped, the pilot landed without incident. He taxied
back to the hangar and shut down the engine. After exiting the airplane he noticed that the propeller tips
were bent. As a result of the impact, the firewall was substantially damaged.

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1991 C-210 Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Tail Strike

C-210 Non-Fatal Hazel Green, AL July 13, 1991

The pilot lost control of the airplane after a parachute line from a student jumper became entangled with the horizontal stabilizer and elevator trim tab. According to the pilot, the airplane became uncontrollable and entered a flat spin. Unable to arrest the spin, the pilot and other jumpers parachuted out the airplane; the airplane crashed in the woods unattended.

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