Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Darrouzett, Texas 79024
Monday, February 10, 1992 19:55 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
DURING A NIGHT IFR FLIGHT THE INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT HAD BEEN CLEARED BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TO DESCEND FROM A CRUISE ALTITUDE OF EIGHT THOUSAND FEET TO SIX THOUSAND FEET. THE CLEARANCE WAS ACKNOWLEDGED. SEVERAL MINUTES LATER CONTACT WAS LOST. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AT A DIRECTION APPROXIMATELY 127 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT OF THE ASSIGNED HEADING AND IMPACTED INTO A WET CULTIVATED FARM FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE'S VACUUM PUMP REVEALED WEAR ON THE VANES AND ROTOR. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE VACUUM PUMP COULD NOT SUBSTANTIATE PRE-IMPACT FAILURE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A FACTOR WAS THE DARK NIGHT.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/10/1992 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1955 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityDARROUZETT  
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site79024  
Event Date Year1992 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation2006 Central Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)100 
Weather Observation Facility IDGAG  
Elevation of weather observation facility2600 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)22 
Time Zone of the weather observationCST 
Lighting ConditionsNight/Dark 
Lowest Ceiling Height10000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)270 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2005 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information46653 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 11 2000 2:44PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN5896F 
NTSB NumberFTW92FA068  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model210G  
Aircraft Series Identifier210G  
Aircraft Serial Number21058896  
Certified Max Gross Weight3400 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionMay 29 1991 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection64 
Airframe Hours2220 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NamePERRYTON AVIATION, INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 550  
Aircraft Owner CityPERRYTON  
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode79070  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NamePERRYTON AVIATION, INC.  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street AddressP.O. BOX 550  
Operator CityPERRYTON  
Operator StateTX 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code79070  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodePWA  
Departure CityOKLAHOMA CITY  
Departure StateOK 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1855 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodePYX  
Destination CityPERRYTON  
Destination StateTX 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightDescent 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:34AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--