NTSB Identification: CEN14LA253
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 26, 2014 in Rockdale, TX
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N188DP
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.
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On May 26, 2014, about 1840 central daylight time, a Beech A36, N188DP, was substantially damaged when the engine lost power and the pilot made a forced landing on a road near Rockdale, Texas. The pilot and three passengers on board were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Pilots Choice Aviation, Inc., Georgetown Texas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Huntsville Municipal Airport (KUTS), Huntsville, Texas, and was en route to Georgetown Municipal Airport (KGTU), Georgetown, Texas.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, when the airplane was about 20 miles west of College Station, Texas, the pilot stated he needed to divert to the nearest airport because the engine was losing power. He was given radar vectors to the H.H. Coffield Regional Airport (KRCK), about 4 miles southwest of the flight's position. The pilot subsequently declared an emergency. Unable to glide to the runway, the pilot made a forced landing on County Road 322. The right main landing gear did not fully extend prior to touch down and the airplane ground looped on uneven terrain. The fuselage was buckled and the outboard portion of the right wing was torn off.
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