On June 11, 2001, at 0729 central daylight time, a Cessna 210M single-engine airplane, N210BK, impacted terrain after striking power lines while attempting to land on a private road near Magnolia, Texas. The private pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained serious injuries. The airplane was owned and operated by B and K Lumber Co. Inc., of Rye, Texas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight. The flight originated from the Cleveland Municipal Airport, Houston, Texas, approximately 0700, and was destined for the accident location. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to witnesses who worked for the pilot's company, the pilot had landed on the private road "hundreds of times." The witnesses were "flagging traffic" to keep vehicles and animals off the road while the pilot was attempting to land to the north. During the approach, the airplane's nose contacted four power lines approximately 20 feet agl that crossed perpendicular to the road. The power lines stretched, snapped, and the airplane impacted the ground in a nose low attitude. The airplane came to rest upright approximately 150 feet from the initial power line contact point.
The FAA inspector, who responded to the accident site, stated that the power lines were not marked. The nose and right main landing gear separated from the aircraft, and the firewall was buckled.
Numerous attempts to obtain a completed Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) from the pilot were unsuccessful.