Sunday, June 18, 2017

Zenith STOL CH 701, N999WX: Accident occurred June 18, 2017 near Fremont County Airport (1V6), Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado

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: CEN17LA236
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Canon City, CO
Aircraft: WELLS JOHN L JR STOL CH 701, registration: N999WX
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 June 18, 2017, about 715 mountain daylight time, an amateur-built Wells STOL CH701, N999WX, sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and firewall during a forced landing to a field near Canon City, Colorado, after the airplane's engine lost power during initial climb after takeoff from the Fremont County Airport (1V6), Canon City, Colorado. The pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating from 1V6 when the accident occurred.

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - The pilot of a homemade aircraft was injured after crashing in a field near Highway 50 and Highway 67, east of Canon City, on Sunday morning.

The plane crashed around 8 a.m., and the pilot waved down officers in the area for help, police said.

The pilot's injuries were reported minor but unknown, police said.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is contacting the property owner where the crash occurred so that they can access the property and recover the plane.

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