Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2002 Issue

October 26, Clarendon, Texas / Bellanca Viking

At approximately 20:45 central time, a Bellanca 17-30A lost power after takeoff from Clarendon Municipal Airport and was damaged in the ensuing forced landing. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The pilot told investigators he was climbing through 500 feet when he heard a “popping” sound and the engine lost power. He turned back to the airport, but landed in rough terrain three miles south....

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