Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N8234R: Accident occurred October 06, 2017 in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N8234R

NTSB Identification: CEN18LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 06, 2017 in Sweetwater, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N8234R
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 October 6, 2017, at 1329 central daylight time, a Bellanca 17-30A, N8234R, experienced a total loss of electrical power, and about 18 minutes later, a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field near Sweetwater, Texas. The airplane received substantial damage on impact with terrain. The airplane was registered to and operated by an individual under the Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Midland International Air and Space Port Airport (MAF), Midland, Texas, and was destined to Abilene Regional Airport (ABI), Abilene, Texas.

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