FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Houston FSDO-09
NTSB Identification: CEN17LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 07, 2016 in Livingston, TX
Aircraft: MILHOLLAND LEONARD E KELLY D, registration: N522LM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On October 7, 2016, about 1320 central daylight time, an amateur-built Milholland Kelly D airplane, N522LM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing 1/2 mile north of Livingston Municipal Airport (OOR), Livingston, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The cross-country flight departed Sport Flyers Airport (27XS), Brookshire, Texas, about 1200, and was en route to OOR.
According to the pilot, while approaching OOR for landing, the engine RPMs decreased and the engine stopped producing power. There was no sputter or noise prior to or associated with the sudden power loss. During the forced landing to the field the landing gear collapsed and separated partially from the fuselage. The lower wings, fuselage, and firewall were substantially damaged.