Aircraft Incident/Accident Report

Tribune, Kansas 67879
Friday, June 13, 2003 9:40 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The airplane was substantially damaged following an in-flight fire around the cowling covering the engine turbocharger area, and there was also fire damage to the firewall. The pilot performed an emergency landing at an alternate destination airport due to an uncommanded in-flight landing gear extension. There was no in-flight evidence of smoke or fire until a postflight inspection of the airplane which revealed that the cowling around the engine's turbocharger was consumed by fire. Examination of the airplane revealed that the turbocharger exhaust tailpipe clamp had a multi-segment steel self locking nut. A single piece steel self locking nut is required for the application.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The in-flight separation of the turbocharger exhaust band clamp resulting in an in-flight fire and uncommanded landing gear extension. Also causal was the improper maintenance by unknown personnel.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/13/2003 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event940 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CityTribune 
Event StateKANSAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site67879 
Event Date Year2003 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude382715N 
Event Location Longitude1014447W 
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 CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation835 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)332 
Weather Observation Facility IDITR 
Elevation of weather observation facility4219 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)54 
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)17 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)12 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.92 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
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)15425 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA  
NTSB Notification DateJun 13 2003 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1549 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordJun 3 2004 1:28PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeFAA Wichita FSDO 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN210MP 
NTSB NumberCHI03LA159 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedUnknown 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
Aircraft FireIn-flight 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft ModelT210N 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number21063193 
Certified Max Gross Weight3800 
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 InspectionAug 3 2002 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection3610.4 
Airframe Hours3710 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NamePagosa Land and Cattle Co. Inc. 
Aircraft Owner Street Address1064 Carino Place 
Aircraft Owner CityPagosa 
Aircraft Owner StateCO 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode81147 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator City-- 
Operator State-- 
Operator Country-- 
Operator Zip code-- 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
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 Code2V1  
Departure StateCO 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time700 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeK75  
Destination CityOSBORNE 
Destination StateKS 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightCruise 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordApr 9 2004 4:01PM 
User who most recently changed recordSULP  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location-- 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--