Friday, June 9, 2017

Bellanca 17-30 Super Viking, N7328V: Accident occurred June 08, 2017 near Front Range Airport (KFTG), Watkins, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA220
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 08, 2017 in Bennett, CO
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17 30, registration: N7328V
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 June 8, 2017, about 1340 mountain daylight time, a Bellanca 17-30 airplane, N7328V, made an emergency landing in a field near the Front Range Airport (FTG), Denver, CO. The commercial rated pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from FTG. 

A review of the air traffic control recording revealed that the airplane was flying in the traffic pattern at FTG when the pilot reported a loss of engine power. Another pilot in the traffic pattern observed the accident airplane in a field. 

A postaccident examination by the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed damage to the airplane's firewall. The fuel selector was positioned to left main fuel tank. The left main tank contained less than 2 gallons of fuel. During the recovery process, the other 3 fuel tanks were drained and about 45 gallons of fuel was recovered. 

The airplane has been retained for further examination.

WATKINS, Colo. –  The Federal Aviation Administration confirms neither of the two people aboard a single-engine plane that crashed near the Front Range Airport Thursday were seriously injured.

The Bennett Fire Department responded to the crash and the pilot and one passenger were transported from the scene in an ambulance. Their injuries were non life-threatening. 

Investigators are working to piece together what caused the Bellanca Super Viking to crash. It happened about 2.5 miles northeast of Front Range Airport.

Original article can be found here:

WATKINS, Colo. – Two people were injured Thursday afternoon when a private, single-engine airplane crashed at the Front Range Airport.

The crash happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday. 

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says the extent of the two people’s injuries is unknown at this time.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said it appeared as though the plane missed the runway when landing, though it’s unclear to what extent the plane was damaged.

Original article can be found here:

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