Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2007 Issue

May 7, 2007, Spanish Fork, Utah, Cessna P210N

At about 1146 Mountain time, the airplane was destroyed when it collided with terrain during an emergency approach and landing. The solo Private pilot sustained fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. At 1740:14 the pilot advised ATC he had "a very rough running engine trying to decide what to do here." Approximately three minutes later, the pilot advised ATC he had smoke in the cockpit.

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