Saturday, March 26, 2022

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking 300A, N8869V: Accident occurred March 25, 2022 at Sharp County Regional Airport (KCVK), Ash Flat, Arkansas

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; Little Rock, Arkansas

Location: Ash Flat, Arkansas
Accident Number: CEN22LA152
Date and Time: March 25, 2022, 16:15 Local 
Registration: N8869V
Aircraft: Bellanca 17-30A
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 25, 2022, a Bellanca 17-30A airplane, N8869V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ash Flat, Arkansas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot was attempting land on runway 22 at the Sharp County Regional Airport (CVK), Ash Flat, Arkansas, with a gusty wind from the west. The pilot commanded a go-around and the engine lost power. The airplane descended and impacted the runway left-wing low and skidded off the runway.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca
Registration: N8869V
Model/Series: 17-30A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KARG,273 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 32 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.264889,-91.562667

Aircraft crashed off the departure end of the runway while circling for approach in gusty wind conditions.

Date: 25-MAR-22
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N8869V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17-30A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

SHARP COUNTY, Arkansas (KAIT) - A Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District seat in Arkansas suffered injuries Friday in a small plane crash at the south end of the Sharp County Regional Airport near State Highway 62.

Emergency crews airlifted Jody Shackelford to the University of Arkansas Medical System hospital as a result of the crash campaign spokesman Ethan Barnes said.

Shackelford, who is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Rick Crawford and State Rep. Brandt Smith in the May 24 primary, suffered back injuries.  Barnes said the family is asking for prayers right now.

Authorities responded Friday afternoon to the scene of the crash. 

Officials have called the Federal Aviation Administration to help with the investigation into the crash.

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