Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

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

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 Event Accident
Event Date 6/13/2003
Event Day of the Week Friday
Time of Event 940
Event Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Event City Tribune
Event State KANSAS
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 67879
Event Date Year 2003
Event Date Month 6
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 382715N
Event Location Longitude 1014447W
Event Location Airport --
Event Location Nearest Airport ID --
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport Off Airport/Airstrip
Distance from airport in statute miles --
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation --
Weather Briefing Completeness Unknown
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 835 Mountain Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 332
Weather Observation Facility ID ITR
Elevation of weather observation facility 4219
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 54
Time Zone of the weather observation MDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height --
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Clear
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling None
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) 0
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 0
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Not Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) --
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.92
Density Altitude (feet) --
Intensity of Precipitation --
METAR weather report --
Event Highest Injury None
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor --
Injury Total None 4
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All --
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 15425
NTSB Notification Source FAA
NTSB Notification Date Jun 13 2003 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time 1549
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Jun 3 2004 1:28PM
User who most recently changed record NTSB\MONR
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office FAA Wichita FSDO

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N210MP
NTSB Number CHI03LA159
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed Unknown
Flight plan Was Activated? No
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire In-flight
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Cessna
Aircraft Model T210N
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 21063193
Certified Max Gross Weight 3800
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class U.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 6
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Retractable
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Aug 3 2002 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 3610.4
Airframe Hours 3710
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name Pagosa Land and Cattle Co. Inc.
Aircraft Owner Street Address 1064 Carino Place
Aircraft Owner City Pagosa
Aircraft Owner State CO
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 81147
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 certificate None
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 No
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code 2V1
Departure State CO
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 700
Departure Time Zone MDT
Destination Same as Local Flt --
Destination Airport Code K75
Destination City OSBORNE
Destination State KS
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight Cruise
Report sent to ICAO? No
Evacuation occurred No
Date of most recent change to record Apr 9 2004 4:01PM
User who most recently changed record SULP
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location --
Runway Length --
Runway Width --
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --