Monday, July 24, 2017

Zenith Zodiac 601XL, N577M: Accident occurred July 20, 2017 in Grady, Lincoln County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA313
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Grady, AR
Aircraft: CANION MICHAEL W ZODIAC 601XL, registration: N577M
Injuries: 1 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 20, 2017, about 1645 central daylight time,, an amateur-built Canon, Zodiac 601XL airplane, N577M, received substantial damage to the engine firewall during a forced landing to a field following a loss of engine power near Grady, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft 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 on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Center Texas Municipal Airport (F17) about 1330 and the intended destination was the Kirk Field Airport (PGR), near Paragould, Arkansas.

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