FTW95LA249
FTW95LA249

On June 17, 1995, at 1622 central daylight time, a Cessna T210N, Mexican registration XBGFJ, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Fort Stockton, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the ferry flight.

The airplane was tracked by radar across the Mexican border. U.S Border Patrol and Customs Officers responded to the scene of the accident. The airplane was inspected for contraband and illegal cargo. None was found.

According to Border Patrol personnel at the site, the Mexican pilot stated that he was on a ferry flight from Nachasari, Mexico, to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The pilot further stated that he got disoriented while trying to navigate around weather. He also stated that the engine started to run rough and lost power.

A forced landing was attempted on a westerly heading to a mesquite tree covered field. The airplane nosed over after impacting the six foot tall mesquite trees, coming to rest in the inverted position. Post accident examination of the airplane revealed that both fuel tanks were empty.

Several attempts were made to contact the pilot and the owner of the airplane by mail and by telephone. None were successful in producing a completed NTSB Form 6120.1/2.

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