July 20, Lubbock, Texas / Cessna Centurion


At 00:30 central time, a Cessna 210D crashed while landing at the Town and Country Airpark Airport. The pilot and his passenger sustained minor injuries. The pilot told local law enforcement personnel that he departed from runway 17 and remained in the traffic pattern. The pilot initially said that, during the final approach leg, the airplane struck a power line and crashed short of the runway. Investigators and police found no evidence of a wire strike. Police said the pilot told them he had consumed approximately 5 mixed drinks that evening. Witnesses added that the pilot and passenger appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.


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