Used Aircraft Guide

March 2015 Issue

P210 Prangs: Engines and Fuel

When we broke down the 100 most recent P210 accidents, 24 engine/mechanical events topped the list—a rate consistent with other big-bore singles. Of the engine failures, a third were due to improper maintenance, including everything from the wrong bolt torque to use of non-aviation hoses for the turbocharger oil supply and return lines. In that case, the hoses developed numerous leaks, spraying oil throughout the engine room, leading to an inflight fire.

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