Cessna creased by crosswind

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Crestview, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in a crosswind. The winds were from the left at 11 knots with gusts to 20.

Upon touchdown the airplane veered to the right, hitting a runway sign. The right main landing gear collapsed.

Examination of the airplane revealed a hole in the center of the tire.

Probable cause: The pilot’s inability to maintain control of the airplane during landing due to the failure of the right main tire.

NTSB Identification: ERA11CA125

This January 2011 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.


  1. Vaughn S. Price says

    a blown tire? I have blown a tire on a Cessna UC-78 DURING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING! THE STUDENT,a ww11 B-17 co-pilot chopped the power, I slammed them back in, raised the right wheel off the ground took off and returned to the home airport and landed on left main and tailwheel. the 210 pilot obviously had never been taught emergency situations by his first flight instructor. ( STUDENT HAS NOT LEARNED–TEACHER HAS NOT TAUGHT)

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