Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N14728: Accident occurred June 25, 2017 near Grove Municipal Airport (GMJ), Delaware County, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA242
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Grove, OK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17 30, registration: N14728
Injuries: 2 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 June 25, 2017, about 1400 central daylight time, a Bellanca 17-30A airplane, N14728, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a field 1/2 mile south of the Grove Municipal Airport (GMJ), Grove, Oklahoma. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight had departed Bollinger-Crass Memorial Airport (MO5), Van Buren, Missouri, about 1230 and was en route to GMJ. 

According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, during a right turn from base to final approach the engine started to sputter and lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field. During the landing both the left and right wing spar were substantially damaged.

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