Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Beech A36 Bonanza 36, N24LF, GTA Air Inc: Accident occurred July 03, 2017 near El Paso International Airport (KELP), El Paso County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

GTA Air Inc:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA255
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, July 03, 2017 in El Paso, TX
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N24LF
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 July 3, 2017, about 2006 mountain daylight time, a single engine Beech A36 airplane lost engine power after takeoff from El Paso International Airport (ELP), El Paso, Texas. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight had departed ELP and was en route to Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Dallas, Texas.

According to the pilot, he was climbing to an altitude of 4,800 feet when the engine lost power. The pilot reversed course towards the airport and intended to land on runway 26R. The glide of the airplane did not reach the runway and the wings and fuselage were substantially damaged during the forced landing to the field.

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