On March 28, 1993, at 1630 eastern standard time, a Rockwell Lark, N4017X, sustained substantial damage when the pilot made an off-airport forced landing near Topinabee, Michigan. The private pilot and his sole passenger were not injured. The personal flight originated at the Cheboygan City-County Airport at 1615. No flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported a complete loss of engine power while in cruise flight. He made a forced landing on a rural road, and the right wing of the airplane struck a tree during landing rollout.
The Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the airplane reported the oil pressure gauge line was broken, and oil covered the full length of the fuselage.