FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07
NTSB Identification: WPR16LA129
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Ogden, UT
Aircraft: BURKES BR-1, registration: N677DB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On June 22, 2016, about 0800 mountain daylight time, a Burkes BR-1 airplane, N677DB, made a forced landing onto a field after experiencing a total loss of engine power. The airline transport pilot (sole occupant) was uninjured and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from Ogden-Hinckley Airport (OGD) at 0740.
The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was a test flight. The airplane took off uneventfully and was operating normally. About twenty minutes into the flight the airplane's engine suddenly lost complete power with no indications or warning. The pilot executed a forced landing in a wheat field. As the airplane impacted the wheat, it nosed over and tumbled before coming to rest.
The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.
According to officials, the plane was based at the Ogden airport.
The pilot, Dwight Burkes, was the only person on board and walked away with only a small cut on his hand.
The plane went down near 800 N. and 2600 W. Wednesday morning.
Burkes said he was taking an experimental flight in a plane be built from a kit and has numerous planes like this.
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BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Emergency crews responded to a plane crash outside Brigham City limits Wednesday morning.
Box Elder County officials say an "experimental aircraft" left the Ogden Airport escorted by a chase plane. While the plane was flying over the Corinne area of Box Elder County, the pilot experienced a power failure.
The pilot attempted to restart the plane, but was unsuccessful. He was able to land the plane in a field west of 2700 West 800 North near Brigham City.
The pilot, identified, as Dwight Burkes of Ogden, had no significant injuries.
CORINNE, Utah, June 22, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) –- The pilot of an experimental plane walked away from minor injuries after crashing into a wheat field in Corinne, in Box Elder County.
Dwight Burkes, of Ogden, took off from the Ogden Airport, according to a statement released by Lt. Jame Summerill, of the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.
Burkes, followed by a chase plane, experienced engine failure while over Corinne, which is six miles west of Brigham City.
Dispatchers sent Box Elder County Sheriff’s deputies to the scene at about 8 a.m.
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