NTSB Identification: CEN11FA227
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 11, 2011 in Carbondale, IL
Aircraft: LANCAIR LC41-550FG, registration: N521RT
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
HISTORY OF FLIGHT Full narrative available
On March 11, 2011, about 1207 central standard time (all referenced times are central standard time), a Lancair model LC41-550FG, N521RT, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during cruise flight near Carbondale, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to Robertson Contractors, Inc., and operated by a private pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country business flight, which was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight departed Eagle Creek Airpark (EYE), Indianapolis, Indiana, at 1049, and was destined for Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport (POF), Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
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