Monday, August 15, 2016

Zenith Zodiac 601XLB, N619LD: Accident occurred August 12, 2016 in Ocean Shores, Washington

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Seattle FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: WPR16LA164
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 12, 2016 in Ocean Shores, WA
Aircraft: ZENITH CH601, registration: N619LD
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 August 12, 2016, about 1000 Pacific daylight time, a Zenith CH601, N619LD, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain near Ocean Shores, Washington. The private pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. 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. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was activated. The local flight originated from Bowerman Airport (HQM), Hoquiam, Washington at 0900.

The pilot reported that he was in cruise flight at 2500 feet above ground level when he lost both electrical and engine power. The pilot immediately executed an emergency landing, and established the best glide speed at 70 mph. Prior to impact, the bottom of the fuselage contacted surrounding vegetation, the right wing dipped, and the airplane impacted terrain.

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