I occasionally visit the FAA web site and review the preliminary accident and incident information, which can be instructive, interesting, and sometimes fascinating.
The data for May 19th included over 22 accidents and incidents, but seven of them involved Cessna C210 aircraft. While none of the C210 accidents involved fatalities, four of the seven accidents involved gear-up or partial gear-up landings.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM C210 - AIRCRAFT LANDED RUNWAY 3 AND EXITED AT TAXIWAY F3. AIRCRAFT WAS CLEAR OF RUNWAY BUT HAD NOT CONTACTED GROUND CONTROL FOR TAXI INSTRUCTIONS WHEN IT FLIPPED OVER.
BATTLE GROUND, WA C210 - AIRCRAFT LANDED LONG AND FAST AT THE BUZZARDS FLAT ARPT, 2009PDT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK SEVERAL TREES, CRASHED AND CAUGHT FIRE.
REDDING, CA C210 - TO BENTON FIELD, REDDING, CA, LOST ENGINE POWER AND LANDED INTO KESWICK RESERVOIR ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER. THE AIRCRAFT SUNK. THE SOLE OCCUPANT SWAM TO SHORE. NO INJURIES.
LAS VEGAS, NV C210 - ACFT LANDED NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT WITH THE NOSE LANDING GEAR EXTENDED BUT THE MAIN LANDING GEAR RETRACTED.
CHICO, CA C210 - ACFT DEPARTED RWY 13L AND CLIMBED TO ABOUT 200-300 FT AND REPORTED ENGINE MISFIRE. ACFT WAS CLEARED TO LAND ANY RWY. ACFT LANDED GEAR UP.
RIO VISTA, CA C210 - ACFT LANDED GEAR UP.
ANDERSON, SC C210 - ACFT LANDED GEAR UP.
What are the odds?