Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2005 Issue

April 7, 2005, Tranquility, Calif. / Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion

At 0903 Pacific time, the airplane broke up in flight and impacted terrain. The Private pilot and the two passengers aboard were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. Visual conditions prevailed. The flight originated from the Santa Rosa Airport in California at about 0800, with an intended destination of Scottsdale, Ariz. Preliminary radar data indicates the airplane was cruising at 13,400 feet and traveling in a southeasterly direction when it turned abruptly to the right. The last radar position was recorded at 0902, at an altitude of 12,400 feet msl. The main wreckage consisted of the fuselage, engine, vertical stabilizer, right horizontal stabilizer and inboard section of the...

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