CEN10LA440
CEN10LA440

On July 27, 2010, approximately 1000 central daylight time, a single-engine Beech F35, N3858B, owned and operated by a private individual, was substantially damaged during a gear up forced landing following a loss engine power near Enid, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The local flight had departed the Enid Woodring Municipal Airport (WDG), Enid, Oklahoma approximately 0950.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff the airplane’s engine began to run rough. The pilot elected to return to WDG; however, prior to landing the engine experienced a total loss of power. With the gear in the retracted position, the pilot landed east of the runway in a wheat field.

Pictures provided to the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC), revealed that the airplane’s fuselage sustained structural damage during the mishap. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane following the accident. The inspector was not able to determine the reason for the loss of engine power.

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