May 16, 2010, Sheboygan, Wis., RV-6A Experimental


At 1100 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a loss of engine power. The solo private pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

While cruising at 2900 feet agl, the pilot advanced the throttle and heard a “pop” from the engine. The engine lost all power and the propeller stopped. The pilot attempted to land at the Sheboygan airport but was not able to maintain sufficient altitude. The airplane landed short of the airport runway in a soft dirt field. During the landing, the nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over. The vertical stabilizer and rudder were bent.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here