December 27, 2010, Loveland, Colo., Cessna 210B


The airplane was substantially damaged upon impacting terrain at 1436 Mountain time. The solo private pilot was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

Radar data indicated the airplane departed Boulder, Colo., at 1323. At 1434, the pilot reported on emergency frequency 121.5 MHz he was “losing elevator control” and was in the vicinity of Carter Lake prior to the last radar return.

The airplane impacted rolling terrain at a nose-down angle of 30 to 40 degrees with its wings level. Each propeller blade exhibited leading edge gouging; one blade exhibited S-type bending. Flight control continuity was established from the elevator, elevator trim tab and the rudder to the cockpit.


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