NTSB Identification: CEN13LA362
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 2013 in Eagle, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N856CC
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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 June 28, 2013, about 1455 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-24-260 airplane, N856CC, impacted terrain short of runway 25 at the Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Eagle, Colorado. The private pilot and flight instructor were both seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated on a visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) about 0915 pacific daylight time and was destined for KEGE.
According to initial statements made by the pilots, while approaching the airport, the engine experienced a total loss of power. An attempt to restart the engine prior to the accident was not successful. The airplane was retained for further examination.
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