NTSB Identification: WPR14LA199
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Parker, AZ
Aircraft: BEECH H35, registration: N4689D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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 May 22, 2014 about 1130 mountain standard time, a Beech H35, N4689D, was substantially damaged during a forced landing on rough terrain near the Avi Suquilla Airport (P20), Parker, Arizona. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and pilot-rated owner were not injured. The aircraft was registered to the pilot-rated owner and operated by the CFI under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed. The accident flight originated from Quail Mesa Ranch Airport (15AZ), Quartzsite, Arizona at about 1115 with a planned destination of P20.
The pilot-rated owner (who could not act as pilot in command for medical reasons) reported to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge in a telephone interview that about 5 miles from P20, the engine lost power. He stated that the engine and fuel controls were manipulated to try and regain engine power. Despite their efforts, the engine would not restart and a forced landing was initiated onto rough terrain. The pilot-rated owner further stated that he had about 15 to 20 gallons of fuel on board prior to departing 15AZ.
During the landing roll, the nose landing gear folded underneath the airplane, and the right wing sustained substantial damage.
The airplane wreckage was removed from the accident site and transported to a secure facility for subsequent examination.
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