Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bellanca 17-31A Turbo Viking, N93668: Accident occurred October 16, 2016 at McAlester Regional Airport (KMLC), Pittsburg County, Oklahoma 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15


Date: 16-OCT-16

Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N93668
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 1731
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Damage: Substantial
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
State: Oklahoma

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are working together on the investigation into a plane crash at McAlester Regional Airport on Sunday.

NTSB Spokesman Terry Williams said not much is known at this point, but more details should be available within the next “day or two.”

“We are still in the very early stages of this investigation,” Williams said.

The crash injured the two occupants of the plane — the pilot and one passenger.

Airport Manager Butch Mellor said Sunday the pilot and a passenger of a four-seater aircraft were believed to be doing “touch and go” procedures at the airport when the plane went down to the south of the airport runway. Mellor said he was told the pilot and passenger are a student and instructor.

Both were taken by ambulance to a hospital. Mellor said preliminary reports are that the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Mellor said he was told the two victims are from either the Oklahoma City or Sundance area. The incident happened some time before 9:30 a.m.

Phil Brenner, owner of BrenAir Aviation in McAlester, was at work Monday, but not during the incident Sunday. He said the airport did not need to close at any time because the crash occurred off the runway. He said the damage appeared to be extensive.

“It’s pretty well totaled,” Brenner said of the aircraft.


Officials are working to pull two people from a plane that crashed near McAlester Regional Airport. 

The pair was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. 

Around 12 p.m. a call came in that a plane had crashed at the south end of the airport.

OHP said a student pilot went to give the plane full power to take off and lost all power for an unknown reason. 

One male is from Oklahoma and the other is from Florida. 

The FAA and NTSB responded to the crash.


MCALESTER, Okla. (KTUL) — Police are investigating a small plane crash near McAlester Regional Airport.

According to the manager at the McAlester Regional Airport, a small plane crashed at the south end of the runway.

The plane was carrying two passengers, a student pilot and flight instructor.

OHP Caption Paul Timmons tells Channel 8, the crew were doing touch-and-go landing when the plane crashed.

Both victims were life-flighted to a McAlester hospital then the pilot was life-flighted to a hospital in Tulsa.

The cause of the crash is still unknown.


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