June 4, 2012, Zahl, N.D. Bellanca 8GCBC Scout


At about 1400 Central time, the airplane impacted terrain during initial climb after takeoff from a road. Witnesses stated the engine sputtered and the airplane then descended in a nose-down attitude. The non-certificated pilot was fatally injured.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. Examination of the airplane revealed no usable fuel aboard.


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