FAA: Plane Came In "Long And Fast"
An 81-year-old pilot and
his two passengers suffered only minor burns when their Cessna C210
Centurion reportedly bounced on landing, and overshot the runway
during an attempted go-around at a small private airfield in
upstate Washington Thursday night.
The FAA investigator says it appears Anthony Diamond came in
"long and fast" for landing at the private Buzzards Flat Airport
near Battle Ground, WA. The plane (file photo of type, below)
impacted trees and caught fire.
All three passengers were able to get out of the airplane before
it "blew," in the words of Diamond's wife, Jo. Anthony Diamond
received first-and-second degree burns in the accident, said George
Lingle, spokesman for Clark County Fire District 11.
His wife and the other occupant, Kyle Klemetsen, were also
injured, but declined treatment.
Jo Diamond, 46, told the Clark County Columbian the plane "took
a hop" during landing, before it ran into the trees.
"I kicked the door open, it didn't open all the way, so I dove
out," she said. "Everybody got out before it blew."
A local television station employee shot home video as crews
fought the fire, and expressed amazement that anyone could have
survived the accident.
** Report created 5/19/2006 Record
Make/Model: C210 Description: 210,
Date: 05/19/2006 Time: 0309
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Minor Mid Air: N Missing:
City: BATTLE GROUND State: WA
AIRCRAFT LANDED LONG AND FAST AT THE BUZZARDS FLAT ARPT,
2009PDT. THE PILOT
ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK SEVERAL TREES,
CAUGHT FIRE. BATTLE GROUND, WA
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 1 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: METAR KVUO 190253Z AUTO VRB 03KT 10SM CLR 26/10
Activity: Pleasure Phase:
Landing Operation: General
Dep Date: Dep.
Last Radio Cont:
FAA FSDO: PORTLAND, OR
Entry date: 05/19/2006