The unblinking eye of a video camera caught the dramatic crash landing of a Cessna 210N at Florida’s Kissimmee Airport this week. Although the airplane touched down on a narrow, tree-lined Martin Luther King Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, neither the pilot nor his passenger were seriously injured, according to Kissimmee police.
Video footage obtained by WESH newsshows the airplane impacting hard and at an angle on MLK Boulevard and shedding pieces of the structure as it slid along the pavement. It came to rest minus the empennage and with damaged wings. According to the FAA registry, the airplane is a 1979 T201N registered to a corporation based in Medford, Oregon. The pilot and passenger were not identified by authorities.
According to a Flight Aware track of the flight, the airplane took off around 9:50 a.m. and flew a series of racetrack patterns southwest of Kissimmee Airport before returning about an hour later. It’s not clear if the airplane crashed during an approach or following a takeoff or a go around.