The flight was the first flight in the Cessna P210N since its annual inspection, which occurred about six weeks before the accident.
The pilot conducted a thorough preflight inspection and run-up. Before takeoff, he added full power with the brakes applied, and, after noting no abnormal engine or instrument indications, he took off.
When the airplane reached about 150 to 200 feet above the ground, the engine started to run roughly. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude, so he executed a forced landing to a field near Bountiful, Utah. During the landing, the airplane sunk into the mud and nosed over. [Read more…]