Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2000 Issue

Nov. 9, Canandaigua, N.Y. / Bellanca Super Viking

At about 15:00 EST, a Bellanca 17-30A made a forced landing at the Canandaigua Airport. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The pilot told investigators he lifted off about three-quarters of the way down Runway 31. At about 65 feet above the runway, the pilot raised the landing gear and the engine quit. The pilot lowered the nose and attempted to land on the remaining runway. The airplane touched down, bounced back into the air, and then floated over a road located at the end of the runway and landed in a plowed field. The FAA inspector noted that the airplane had not been inspected for 2 years before the accident and has had a history of fuel contamination problems....

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