First C510 Mustang to be written off????? (N510PS)


#1

Mustang N510PS had just arrived from Concord California, at Cable Airport in Uplands California - on Sept 17/10 when it ‘ran over’ a ‘Gobash’ light aircraft - and then struck a concrete pillar.

Though the aircraft looks fine in the photo, the poster of the photo is an aircraft owner at Cable Airport - and a very reputable source - and states the Mustang has been declared a write-off due to wing spar damage.

I’ve sent emails to aircraft owner, and airport owner for confirmation, but no replies as of yet.

flightaware.com/live/flight/N510 … /KCCR/KCCB


#2

"Ran Over’’ might be a little much… it sounds like it just rolled after it was parked…

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 510PS Make/Model: C510 Description: CESSNA 510
Date: 09/18/2010 Time: 2325

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Substantial

LOCATION
City: UPLAND State: CA Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT WHILE PARKED, ROLLED INTO A PARKED AIRCRAFT AND A RETAINING WALL,
UPLAND, CA

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0

Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: NOT REPORTED

OTHER DATA
Activity: Unknown Phase: Standing Operation: OTHER

FAA FSDO: RIVERSIDE, CA (WP21) Entry date: 09/20/2010


#3

"Ran Over’’ might be a little much… it sounds like it just rolled after it was parked…

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 510PS Make/Model: C510 Description: CESSNA 510
Date: 09/18/2010 Time: 2325

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Substantial

LOCATION
City: UPLAND State: CA Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT WHILE PARKED, ROLLED INTO A PARKED AIRCRAFT AND A RETAINING WALL,
UPLAND, CA

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0

Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: NOT REPORTED

OTHER DATA
Activity: Unknown Phase: Standing Operation: OTHER

FAA FSDO: RIVERSIDE, CA (WP21) Entry date: 09/20/2010


#4

Well that is a start, I missed the report for some reason??

I agree it doesn’t sound bad, doesn’t look bad, but the photographer used to be the announcer at March Air Force Base Airshows, and owns and flies a Cessna based at Cable.

The aircraft hasn’t filed a flight plan since the accident and that can’t be good. The ‘source’ actually stated that both aircraft are a write-off, and the aircraft that was hit nearly had it’s tail severed.

(Interesting, I’ve seen photos of a Citation that had it’s tail severed completely, and it flew again - I’ll see if I can find the photo)

Also, Cable Airport was the scene of the first ever fatal accident involving a Certified Single Pilot Corporate Jet accident, N468SB a Citation 560 - so I’m guessing the privately owned airport is gun shy from discussing accidents.

N468SB landed long, deployed the thrust reversers, and as they ran out of room, attempted a go around - unfortunately the reversers were still partially deployed and the aircraft failed to lift off - over running the run way - the pilot and one passenger were terribly burned but survived, one passenger did not survive.

ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief2.asp?ev_ … 211&akey=1


#5

Note; on the accident report, damage is listed as substantial?


#6

Here is a FlightAware photo of the Gobosh hit by N510PS . . .

gobosh.aero/


#7

I thought the frirst 510 delivered was Dave Goode’s N600DE (GOODE - get it?) 510-0005 which hasn’t shown an IFR flight on here since January. 510-0001 is also still flying http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N91FP

If you mean this is the first Mustang to be written off I don’t think that’s accurate either. There have been numerous accidents and incidents involving 510’s around the world. I don’t think there have been any CFIT or mid air type crashes. Most seem to be ground incursions. I recall a member of these boards returned his to Cessna.


#8

Of the 350 Mustangs delivered, there have been two serious incidents and two minor incidents.

N13616 510-0049 on delivery flight. If a foreign owner picks up the Mustang in Kansas - it departs with foreign registration. If Cessna is delivering it, it departs with USA delivery registration.

So N13616 had one Cessna pilot, and one new owner pilot from Croatia - as the foreign reg. was also under the wing, it was covered up with white vinyl.

During pre-flight crew failed to notice the tape covered the fuel vent and during flight the left wing emploded. Aircraft was trucked to a Cessna center and new wing was installed.

N54PV 510-0028 ground looped at Carlsbad to prevent going off the end of the runway - which I believe is about a 30 foot drop. The aircraft had been suffering electrical problems on approach.

Aircraft was repaired which took about 4 months.

Minor incidents, like N902LG 510-0066 was hit by a tug, which took less than two weeks to repair.

OE-FMZ 510-0116 damaged it’s gear and wing tip while taxiing in soft ground.

Other incidents like blown tires are about it. However to date the Mustang fleet has not suffered a hull loss of any kind and continues an excellent safety record.


As for N600DE 510-0005 was the first customer delivery, it is now flying under the FAA BARR Program so it will no longer show up on Flight Aware.

N83EM 510-0026 Jared’s World Record Breaking Mustang - he said he was having control services’ freezing problems, and Cessna ‘did the right thing’ and took it back. He bought a CJ2 in the trade - to add to his fleet!!

He was regularly flying a G150, has his CJ2, C650 and all his toys’ T-33, 2 L-39’s, a T-28, G58 (The toys!!!)

Cessna re-sold and delivered N83EM and it flies a lot!!!


#9

Update photo . . .

Click Here tail number covered by tape and
stripped of engines!!! Photo by ‘Helicopterfriend’ at Airport-Data.com


#10

Update;

Aircraft was dismantled, and driven off!!

Owner of the airport states, his understanding Cessna is going
to put a new wing on the aircraft and we should see it flying again!!

Hope so . . .


#11

Do they cover the tail number because the plane is no longer flyable? Or is it just a privacy thing?


#12

embarrassment

:blush:


#13

Same reason a lot of airlines will cover their name on a crashed aircraft, bad PR. They don’t want people associating their name with a crash.