Monday, November 01, 2021

Bellanca 7ECA Citabria, N86612: Accident occurred October 30, 2021 near La Porte Municipal Airport (T41), Harris County, Texas

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.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas
Location: La Porte, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA027
Date and Time: October 30, 2021, 14:37 Local
Registration: N86612
Aircraft: Bellanca 7ECA
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 30, 2021, about 1437 central daylight time, a Bellanca 7ECA, N86612, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near LaPorte Municipal Airport (T41), LaPorte, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that while in the traffic pattern at T41, the engine lost power and the airplane began a rapid descent. The pilot applied full throttle and carburetor heat, but the engine did not respond with increased power. The pilot executed a forced landing to a pipeline right-of-way and impacted fence poles, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings.

The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca 
Registration: N86612
Model/Series: 7ECA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEFD,32 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Houston, TX (T41) 
Destination: Houston, TX (T41)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.66925,-95.064194 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Pilot made an outstanding landing to avoid overhead power lines and traffic on busy street