Three American tourists died after their Cessna 210 crashed in Mexico

Cessna 210-5 crashSmall airplane Cessna 210-5 crashed shortly after takeoff from Yecora in Sonora, Mexico. On board of the aircraft were three Americans, who died during the accident. According to local authorities, only one of the three victims was identified. It is pilot John Cleveland from Santa Barbara, California. The other two people were, apparently, tourists and were heading to Alamos.

The accident happened after technical failure of the aircraft, which lost height shortly after takeoff. At the scene of the accident arrived police officers and firefighters.

The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident.

The aircraft registered to Behrenbruch William D from Santa Paula, California.

The Cessna 210 is a six-seat, high-performance, retractable-gear, single-engine, high-wing general aviation aircraft which was first flown in January 1957 and produced by Cessna until 1986. the aircraft was driven by 260 hp Continental motor I0-470 series, having weight of less than 12,500 lbs and speed of 140 mph. The airplane has length of 8.59 m, wingspan of 11.20 m and wingarea of 16.23 sq m.

  1. You describe a later model C210 with “retractable gear” but the incident aircraft or at least the photo posted shows a C206 or very early C210 (rare) with fixed gear clearly evident, also the 210 has a cantilever wing with noi struts, this is a classic double tapered 206 wing with struts again clearly evident. RIP

  2. Ok a quick search on the register database shows the incident aircraft N8388Z to be a C210-5, 1963 model with the fixed gear and strutted double tapered wing and not the later model as per your description. cleared that one up but my heart remains sore at this tragedy.

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