Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2001 Issue

June 03, Lyons, Colo. / Cessna Turbo Centurion

At 09:55 mountain time, a Cessna T210G crashed on top of a mountain approximately seven miles northwest of Vance Brand Airport. The pilot and his two passengers were killed. IMC prevailed and the pilot was instrument rated, but no flight plan had been filed. The flight had departed Vance Brand about 10 minutes earlier, en route to Lexington, Neb. Witnesses said the aircraft disappeared into the clouds at about 500 feet agl, then descended out of the clouds and continued on its way. Witnesses at the accident site said the ceiling was about 100 feet at the time of the crash....

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