Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2008 Issue

December 8, 2007, Bloomfield, Ken., Cessna T210N

At 1515 Eastern time, the airplane collided with the ground and was destroyed. Instrument conditions prevailed. The private instrument-rated pilot and passenger received fatal injuries. According to ATC, the pilot had read back his clearance to descend from 8000 feet to 6000 feet when radar and radio contact with the flight was lost. Witnesses in the local area reported hearing an airplane and then a crash. The witnesses stated that the airplane’s engine sounded very loud until the impact. The wreckage path was 3000 feet long by 500 feet wide, on a 145-degree heading from the first fragment (a fiberglass segment of the right wing tip) to the main wreckage.

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