FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07
NTSB Identification: WPR16LA179
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Bisbee, AZ
Aircraft: MCCLUSKEY CHALLENGER II, registration: N6162Y
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 September 10, 2016, about 0900 mountain standard time, an amateur built McCluskey Challenger II, N6162Y, executed a forced landing following a complete loss of engine power. The pilot (sole occupant) was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane was registered to a private party and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Bisbee Douglas International Airport (DUG), Bisbee, Arizona.
The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to practice touch-and-go landings, and maneuvers. After the maneuvers, the pilot was climbing to traffic pattern altitude when the engine suddenly lost complete power with no indications or abnormal noises. The pilot executed a forced landing onto a field. During landing, the landing gear collapsed and the left wing impacted the ground.
The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.
BISBEE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A 37-year-old Sierra Vista man was unharmed after crashing an aircraft he was testing at the Bisbee Airport Saturday morning, according to authorities.
The incident happened around 9 a.m., when the engine died out on the man's ultralight airplane while he was between 700 and 800 feet.
"I don't believe he fell straight down 700 feet. It was more likely a gliding situation," said Carol Capas, a Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
The man and his friend, who also was unhurt, were able to gather up their gear pretty quickly and leave, she said.