On February 8, 1994, at 1635 mountain standard time, a Cessna T210N, N5520A, experienced a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from the Havre Airport, Havre, Montana. The pilot then landed the airplane on the remaining runway with the landing gear retracted. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the cargo flight that was conducted under 14 CFR 135. The airplane was substantially damaged and the certificated airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight was departing from Havre and destined for Cutbank, Montana. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that the airplane had been warmed up for an extra amount of time because of the extreme cold weather conditions. The airplane took off with standard indications and the landing gear was retracted at approximately 200 feet above ground level. Shortly thereafter, the engine quit. The pilot then landed the airplane on the remaining runway with the landing gear retracted.
The airplane was retrieved and inspected for visual indications of a mechanical failure or malfunction. After the inspection was completed with no reported failure or malfunction, the engine was prepared for a test run. The engine started and was run for approximately two minutes at idle power before it was shut down.