April 28, 2012, Coalinga, Calif., Beech V35B Bonanza


At 0958 Pacific time, the airplane lost engine power during flight and was landed on a road. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The private pilot and three passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

According to the pilot, during the flight he heard a change in engine power. He switched the fuel tanks and monitored the fuel flow. The fuel flow continued to decrease until the engine lost power. The pilot then landed the airplane on a road. During the landing, extension of the landing gear was delayed and the right main landing gear and nose landing gear collapsed upon touchdown.


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