May 7, 2009, Santa Rosa, Calif., Cessna T210G Centurion


The airplane landed short of the runway at 1435 Pacific time and nosed over. The airline transport pilot and his passenger suffered minor injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. Visual conditions prevailed.

The pilot later said the airplane was on final at 400 to 500 feet agl when the engine did not respond. He then focused on keeping the airspeed above stall speed and executed a landing short of the runway. An FAA inspector reported fuel was found in both tanks and the throttle linkage from the cockpit to the throttle body was still connected. There was no evidence of an external fuel or engine oil leak.


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