NTSB Identification: FTW01WA059
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 24, 2001 in JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia
Aircraft: Cessna T310R, registration: N2104X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 24, 2001, at 0720 UTC, a Cessna T310R twin-engine airplane, N2104X, was substantially damaged upon collision with the ground during a forced landing following a loss of engine power while maneuvering near Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions for the aerial application flight for which a flight plan was filed. The flight departed from the Binladin airstrip, approximately 20 minutes prior to the accident.

The investigating authorities reported that during aerial spraying operations, the pilot reported a loss of engine power to the #2 (right) engine. The pilot was not able to release the chemical load and the airplane was unable to maintain altitude. During the ensuing forced landing, the airplane impacted a dirt mount and the landing gear sheared. The airplane came to rest in the upright position after sliding for approximately 50 meters.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Goverment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Any further information may be obtained from:

The Presidency of Civil Aviation
Aviation Standards and Safety Department
P.O. Box 887
Jeddah, 21165
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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