May 9, 2012, Midland, Texas Cessna T210K Turbo Centurion


At approximately 1030 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

The pilot reported the flight was uneventful until he configured the airplane for landing. When he extended the landing gear, he noted that the right main gear was not down and locked. The pilot attempted to pump the gear down with the landing gear emergency extension handle, but to no avail. The pilot said, “I made a tight base to final, and slowed the plane to 70-80 miles per hour with full flaps. Touching down on the left main first I throttled back attempting to hold off the right main as much as possible. When the aircraft slowed, I cut the mixture. At around 30-40 miles per hour, the right gear collapsed and the aircraft veered hard right and came to rest 15 feet off the runway.” The right horizontal stabilizer was substantially damaged.


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