Shortly After Departing The Runway, He Experienced A Loss Of Engine Power

Location: Big Bear, CA Accident Number: WPR24LA046
Date & Time: December 2, 2023, 13:43 Local Registration: N7LV
Aircraft: Cessna P210N Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On December 2, 2023, about 1343 Pacific standard time, Cessna P210N, N7LV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Big Bear City, California. The pilot received serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that after landing at Big Bear City Airport (L35), Big Bear, California, he topped off the wing fuel tanks and taxied to runway 26. During the takeoff, he applied takeoff power and rotated at 80 knots. Shortly after departing the runway, he experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot checked the positions of his engine control levers then attempted to land on the remaining runway. He reported that there was no time to troubleshoot. As the airplane descended back to the runway, he heard the engine wind down to a stop. The pilot applied maximum braking but was unable to stop before exiting the end of the runway.

Subsequently, the airplane impacted a fence, crossed a road, and then nosed over in soft soil. The airplane came to rest in an open field near the edge of a lake. The airplane’s wings and fuselage sustained substantial damage. The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination.