Friday, May 26, 2017

Kitfox 7, N320RJ: Accident occurred December 23, 2016 near Yellowstone Regional Airport (KCOD), Cody, Park County, Wyoming

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA065
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, December 23, 2016 in Cody, WY
Aircraft: LUECK KITFOX 7, registration: N320RJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 December 23, 2016, at 1013 mountain standard time, a Kitfox 7, N320RJ, impacted terrain near the Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD), Cody, Wyoming. The commercial pilot was uninjured. The airplane received substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by an individual under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a maintenance test flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that was not operating on a flight plan. The flight originated from COD about 1000 and was to remain in the airport traffic pattern.

The airplane experienced a loss of engine power during a visual approach from the airport traffic pattern. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field where the airplane nosed-over and impacted terrain.

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