Fog May Have Been A Factor
The pilot and sole person onboard a Cessna 210R attempting to
land Monday night at a Houston, TX airport was killed when his
plane crashed in a heavily wooded area not far from the runway.
KTRK-13 reports the aircraft, heading from Lafayette, LA to West
Houston Airport (IWS), impacted shortly before 1900 local time
Monday, near Farm-to-Market road 3180 and south of 565.
Neighbors heard the aircraft (type shown below, right) circling
in the area, followed by the sound of impact.
"It was a densely wooded area, its moody out there," said
Chambers County Sheriff Joe Larive. "The plane came in, took out
several trees and demolished the plane and we have wreckage spread
out pretty much over the wooded area."
Officers believe fog in the area may have contributed to the
accident. There is no immediate evidence of an IFR flight plan
filed for the accident aircraft.
Make/Model: C210 Description: 210,
Date: 02/05/2008 Time: 0045
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: BAYTOWN State: TX Country:
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE ONE PERSON
ON BOARD WAS
FATALLY INJURED, NEAR BAYTOWN, TX
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: NOT REPORTED
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Unknown Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: HOUSTON, TX
Entry date: 02/05/2008