Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2011 Issue

July 14, 2011, Albany, Ore., Bellanca 7KCAB

The pilot reported his engine began running rough after 1.7 hours of flight. After making a 180-degree turn toward an airport he just passed, the airplane’s engine died and the pilot, who was unsure he could make it back to the airport without unduly endangering people on the ground, opted to set down the aircraft in an empty field. The landing was uneventful; however, the aircraft encountered a divot on the landing roll and nosed over on its back.

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