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

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Mc Alester, OK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31A, registration: N93668
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 October 16, 2016, at 1205 central daylight time, a Bellanca 17-31A, N93668, experienced a total loss of engine power during an initial climb from a touch and go landing on runway 20 at Mc Alester Regional Airport (MLC), Mc Alester, Oklahoma. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight instructor and a private pilot received serious injuries. The airplane was newly registered to and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an airplane checkout instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Sundance Airport, Oklahoma City, 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.


AIRCRAFT:       1973 Bellanca 17-31A N93668

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:               Lycoming O-540-KIES; L11719-48

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:       Hartzell HCC3YR-1RF

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:       2519.20 hours TT; no overhaul found in logbook

PROPELLER:    TT UNK; time since last inspection:  30.05 hours

AIRFRAME:     2754.20 hours

OTHER EQUIPMENT:     Northstar M3GPS, Narco AT50 transponder, ComIIB, CP 25 Audio, TKM MX1 Com, portable GPS antenna and Air Gizmo mount.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:   In-flight power failure resulting in off-airport landing

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Center fuselage broken; control surfaces destroyed; wings destroyed; case engine mounts destroyed; engine mount bent; firewall distorted; propeller is non-repairable; aircraft panel destroyed; broken window glass.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:    Air Salvage of Dallas in Lancaster, Texas       

REMARKS:    Sold AS IS/WHERE IS.  Logbooks are held with Brown and Company USA, Inc.

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