Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N39894: Accident occurred March 01, 2017 at Carson Airport (KCXP), Carson City, Nevada

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Reno, Nevada 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report -  National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA072
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 01, 2017 in Carson City, NV
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N39894
Injuries: 1 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 March 1, 2017, about 1250 Pacific standard time, a Bellanca 17-30A, N39894, experienced a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from the Carson Airport (CXP), Carson City, Nevada. The pilot, sole occupant, was seriously injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and it is unknown if a flight plan was filed. The flight was destined for an unknown location.

A witness reported that they observed the airplane takeoff normally, with the exception that the landing gear remained in the down position. At the end of the runway, when the airplane was no higher than 300 feet, it sounded as if the engine decreased to idle. The airplane made a right 180 degree turn and descended rapidly before impacting the ground. 

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office says there was a plane crash at the Carson City Airport on Wednesday afternoon. 

Officials say a small plane was in the ditch on the north side of the runway.

According to the Nevada Appeal, the plane was a 1973 Bellanca registered out of Kingman, Arizona and that the pilot was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The pilot of a small plane was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center Wednesday after his plane went down in Carson City.

Sheriff Ken Furlong says it happened about 12:50PM March 1, 2017. The pilot, a Carson resident, had just taken off from the Carson airport but turned around and crashed at the north side of the airport. He was the only person on board.

No status about his condition has been released, but Furlong says he was conscious when he was taken to Renown.

There is no word yet regarding why he turned around or what led to the Viking 2-seater to crash.

The airport was temporarily closed during investigation and cleanup, but has since reopened.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Carson City Sheriff's Office has confirmed a small plane crash at the Carson City airport.

According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, the pilot of the plane was unconscious and is being transported to Reno via CareFlight.

The crash was reported around 12:50 p.m.

Officials say the perimeter is being secured and the airport is closed.

No one else was on board at the time of the crash.


Carson City Sheriff's Office 
Subject: Airport Temporarily Closed
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 1:45 p.m.

(Carson City, NV) The Carson City Airport is temporarily closed until further notice. At about 12:50 p.m. dispatch was notified of a possible aircraft crash on the north side of the airport. According to Sheriff Ken Furlong the aircraft was identified as a local aircraft. At the time of the crash the aircraft had one occupant. The extent of the occupant’s injuries are unknown at this time. He has been Care Flighted to Renown for treatment.

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