Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2008 Issue

March 29, 2008, Elizabeth, Colo., Cessna P210N

The airplane sustained substantial damage during a forced landing at 1654 Mountain time, following a loss of engine power. The commercial pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed for the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, while descending through 8500 feet, the engine "began vibrating and broke." The pilot then attempted a forced landing to a gravel road. Due to the airplane’s altitude at the time of the engine failure, the pilot elected to land the airplane on the road with the landing gear retracted.

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