Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N575JH: Accident occurred June 24, 2017 at Burnet Municipal Airport (KBMQ), Burnet County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA366
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Burnet, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 1730, registration: N575JH

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway and gear collapsed. 

Date: 24-JUN-17
Time: 12:31:00Z
Regis#: N575JH
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: BL17
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: TEXAS

A small plane carrying only its pilot was damaged while landing at around 7:21 a.m. Saturday at Burnet Municipal Airport, officials said.

Department of Public Safety officer Andrew Thomas said the pilot, Mark Rankin, was uninjured and that the airport runway was not damaged.

“It was a pretty simple crash,” Thomas said. “The plane touched down and the pilot said it started pulling to the left. He entered a little skid and it pulled him off the runway. He came to rest in the median.”

Thomas said the plane, a Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, had damage to its wing, undercarriage and propeller blade.

The incident occurred before rain fell in the area, the officer said. 

A representative for the Federal Aviation Administration told the American-Statesman that the plane was categorized as having “Extensive damage.” 

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified and an investigation has been opened.

The aircraft was en route from Spicewood Airport where maintenance on the runway was causing planes to be relocated, Thomas said.

Rankin, a vice president in Austin at the car-shopping company Edmunds, said he’s been flying for about 12 years without anything like this having happened before.

(AUSTIN) — A small plane crashed Saturday morning after skidding off the runway at the Burnet Municipal Airport according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened at 7:31 a.m.

As the plane was landing it began skidding to the left off the runway.

While the aircraft, a Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, remained upright on its belly, it did have a broken wing.

The pilot was removed from the plane without any injuries according to DPS.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and the official cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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