Aircraft Incident/Accident Report

Mclean's Town Burkina Faso
Tuesady, July 3, 2007 9:06 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
On July 3, 2007, about 0906 eastern daylight time, a Cessna T210H, N2219R, registered to Tropical Aviation II, was destroyed by a post crash fire during a forced landing near McLean's Town, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from Treasure Cay International Airport (MYAT), Treasure Cay, Bahamas, to St. Lucie County International Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida. The private-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The flight originated about 1235, from MYAT. The pilot reported that after takeoff the flight climbed to 8,500 feet and while en route to the destination airport, he felt the airplane shudder though the engine gauges at that time were within limits. He then heard a loud sound, and noticed oil on the windshield. He declared an emergency with air traffic control and maneuvered towards a "service road." While descending for a landing on the road, the right wingtip collided with a tree. The airplane contacted the ground and came to rest approximately 152 feet after the tree contact location. Preliminary examination of the engine revealed 2 holes in the engine crankcase above the Nos. 1 and 2 cylinders. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Bahamas. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from: Manager of Flight Standards, Bahamas P.O. Box AP 59244 Nassau, N.P. Bahamas Phone: (242) 377-7042/3445 Facsimile: (242) 377-6060 This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Bahamian Government.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date7/3/2007 
Event Day of the WeekTuesday 
Time of Event906 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityMcLean's Town 
Event State-- 
Event CountryBURKINA FASO  
Zipcode of the event site-- 
Event Date Year2007 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude264044N 
Event Location Longitude0780034W 
Event Location Airport-- 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID-- 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport-- 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility IDMYGF 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting Conditions-- 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height2000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
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)30 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)24 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)360 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust Indicator-- 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.05 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
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 AgencyForeign 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)-- 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA Comm Center  
NTSB Notification DateJul 3 2007 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 28 2007 4:32PM 
User who most recently changed recordKENJ  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeMiami Int'l Field Office 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN2219R 
NTSB NumberMIA07WA114 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?Yes 
Aircraft Fire-- 
Aircraft Explosion-- 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft ModelT210H 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number-- 
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
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 gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection-- 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT Installed-- 
ELT Activated-- 
ELT Aided Location of Event Site-- 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Name-- 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner City-- 
Aircraft Owner State-- 
Aircraft Owner Country-- 
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Street Address1300 S. Andrews Avenue 
Operator CityPompano Beach 
Operator StateFL 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code33069 
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 Board-- 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeMYAT 
Departure CityTreasure Cay 
Departure State-- 
Departure CountryBF  
Departure Time1235 
Departure Time Zone-- 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeKFPR 
Destination CityFort Pierce 
Destination StateFL 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightEmergency descent/landing 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 28 2007 4:32PM 
User who most recently changed recordKENJ  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location-- 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--