Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2007 Issue

August 11, 2007, Lomita, Calif., Cessna T210G

The airplane impacted two houses during a forced landing following a loss of engine power and sustained substantial damage. The commercial pilot, who was the only person on board, received fatal injuries. One person on the ground received minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. According to preliminary information, the airplane had just taken off and was cleared by ATC to make right closed traffic to return for a landing. On the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power, and during the ensuing forced landing impacted homes in a residential area. No distress calls were received from the airplane.

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