NTSB Identification: CEN16LA227
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Bowie, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28R, registration: N9336N
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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On June 19, 2016, about 2100 central daylight time, a Piper PA 28R airplane, N9336N, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a field near Bowie, Texas. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Epply Airfield (OMA), Omaha, Nebraska, and was en route to Bowie Municipal Airport (0F2), Bowie, Texas.
According to the pilot, the engine lost power during the last few minutes of the flight and he reported that the throttle seemed "stuck." During a forced landing to a field the right wing was damaged.
BOWIE, TX (KAUZ) -
A Nocona family flying home from Omaha; Nebraska made an emergency landing just miles from the Bowie airport on Sunday.
The pilot said the plane, a 1969 Piper, single engine registered out of Oklahoma, suffered a throttle failure during its approach and was unable to land at the airport.
The pilot then located a safe landing area three miles away and from the airport and safely landed the aircraft.
No one was injured during the incident.
Original article can be found here: http://www.newschannel6now.com
The Department of Public Safety said members of the family were flying home from Omaha, Nebraska in a private plane when the failure occurred.
The pilot, a flight instructor, said the failure occurred during his approach to the Bowie Municipal Airport and he had to find a substitute place to land.
He managed to land the plane safely in a field about three miles from the airport.
Nobody was hurt and the plane had only minor damage to its landing gear.
The DPS did not identify the family.
Original article can be found here: http://www.timesrecordnews.com