Aircraft: Cessna T210M. Injuries: None. Location: Kremmling, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: During the approach to runway 27, the pilot maintained the airspeed between 100 and 110 knots to compensate for the gusting wind.
He reported that the wind at the time of the accident was from 190° at 10 knots, gusting to 18 knots. Upon touchdown, the plane began to porpoise and the pilot aborted the landing.
During the go-around attempt, the airplane encountered a wind gust and settled back onto the ground adjacent to the runway. The pilot reduced the engine power and attempted to bring the airplane to a stop, but it hit an airport perimeter fence, tearing off the nose-wheel landing gear and bending the gearbox bulkhead.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN11CA620
This August 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.