Fuel exhaustion Accident Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion II N1400,
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Date:Wednesday 15 November 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic P210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion II
Registration: N1400
MSN: P21000277
Year of manufacture:1979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:La Jolla, near San Diego, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Concord-Buchanan Field, CA (CCR/KCCR)
Destination airport:French Valley Airport, CA (F70)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On November 15, 2023, about 2120 Pacific standard time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N1400, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Diego, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The airline transport pilot had filed an instrument flight rules flight plan from Buchanan Field Airport (CCR), Concord, California, with a destination of French Valley Airport (F70), Murrieta, California (see figure 1). The airplane departed CCR about 1734 and arrived at F70 about 2030. Due to poor weather conditions at F70 the pilot diverted to Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ), Carlsbad, California. There was an ILS outage at CRQ, so the pilot elected to divert to Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (MYF), San Diego, California, to fly the ILS approach.

The pilot was cleared for the ILS approach at MYF. Subsequently, the pilot reported that he was on a missed approach because he could not see the runway and requested another approach. He also advised ATC that he was running low on fuel. The airplane then maneuvered northwest of the airport, where the pilot reported that he was out of fuel before radar and communication contact were lost.

A search by law enforcement located the airplane wreckage early the following morning on a hillside in a residential area about 6 miles northwest of MYF. All major structural components of the airplane were located within the main wreckage site.

The airplane wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report






Revision history:

16-Nov-2023 12:39 gerard57 Added
16-Nov-2023 13:28 harro Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
16-Nov-2023 13:29 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities]
16-Nov-2023 14:28 aaronwk Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2023 15:18 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
16-Nov-2023 16:17 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2023 16:53 RobertMB Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2023 18:18 ewumnrr Updated [Narrative]
16-Nov-2023 18:47 RobertMB Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Nov-2023 07:10 GeckoTH Updated [Embed code]
17-Nov-2023 16:28 johnwg Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
05-Dec-2023 20:26 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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