Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aero Commander 100 180, N3718X: Accident occurred June 14, 2016 in Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA249
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Port Lavaca, TX
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100 180, registration: N3718X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 14, 2016 about 0930 central daylight time, an Aero Commander model 100-180 airplane, N3718X, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Port Lavaca, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from Calhoun County Airport (PKV), Port Lavaca, Texas, about 0830.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17

A Port Lavaca man sustained no injuries after making an emergency landing in a field near the Olivia area. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to Calhoun County Sheriff George Aleman, Clyde Nunn, of Port Lavaca, was flying his Aero Commander Lark over the Olivia area when he experienced engine trouble. The plane began to vibrate and lose oil pressure, Aleman said.

Nunn made an emergency landing in a field near County Road 305, and while he was making his landing, he hit a ditch, causing the nose of the plane to strike the ground, the sheriff said.

The impact caused a small fuel leak from the plane, the sheriff said, and officials from the Texas General Land Office and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management division responded to the scene.

Nunn sustained no serious injuries from the impact, and he was the only person in the plane, according to Aleman.

The sheriff did not know Nunn’s planned route or how long Nunn has been a pilot, but knew he was “experienced.”

Several other agencies responded to the incident, including deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, DPS’ Highway Patrol, the Port Alto/Olivia Fire Department and Emergency Management Services and Calhoun County Emergency Management Services.

Original article can be found here: http://www.portlavacawave.com

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