Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it.
According to the pilot, the trees contributed to mechanical turbulence. The airplane encountered turbulence or a downdraft, which resulted in the airplane landing hard on its nose gear. The nose gear broke and the airplane nosed over on its back.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the wind during landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN12CA233
This April 2012 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.