Monday, October 3, 2016

Piper PA-28 Cherokee, Tohijoco LLC, N5196L: Accident occurred October 02, 2016 in Clarendon, Donley County, Texas


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Lubbock FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 2016 in Clarendon, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-180, registration: N5196L
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 October 2, 2016, about 1520 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-180 airplane, N5196L, was damaged during a forced landing near Clarendon, Texas. The student pilot sustained minor injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was operated by Coyote Flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated under visual flight rules flight following. The cross country flight departed the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA), Amarillo, Texas, at 1405 and was en route to the Childress Municipal Airport (CDS), Childress, Texas.

The pilot reported that while in cruise flight the engine stopped producing power and he performed a forced landing to a field. During the landing, the airplane's wings and firewall were damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

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