Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 23, 2009, Hilltop Lakes, Texas, Cessna T210

At about 2025 Central time, the airplane crashed into an unoccupied residence while executing a go-around. The airplane and the residence were destroyed in a post-crash fire and the solo pilot was fatally injured. Dark night visual conditions prevailed. The runway lights were inoperative following a recent lightning strike; the pilot was attempting to line up on the runway using the runway edge reflectors. A witness received an in-flight cellular telephone call from the pilot and parked his car with the headlamps illuminating the runway.

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