Friday, May 22, 2020

Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon CS, N68555: Incident occurred May 21, 2020 in Rainbow City, Etowah County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft made emergency landing in field and crashed into trees.

Date: 21-MAY-20
Time: 00:49:00Z
Regis#: N68555
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: UNKNOWN
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91

RAINBOW CITY, Alabama (WBMA) — According to Chief John Bryant, a plane crashed in Rainbow City near Riddles Bend road after the pilot told authorities the engine started to stutter.

Authorities said the crash happened on the evening of Thursday, May 21st, as the pilot tried to make it to a landing strip in St. Clair County, but could not because the engine stalled.

The only damage reported was to the wings of the plane.

Chief Bryant said the pilot was the only passenger on the plane and is "okay". Bryant also added the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

According to a statement made by the Federal Aviation Administration, it said the plane was a Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon CS. The FAA also added the plane collided with trees after landing in a field.

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