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NTSB Prelim: Bellanca 17-30A

During The Approach The Airplane Contacted Powerlines Before It Touched Down In The Grass Of A Divided Highway On February 24, 2024, about 1000 eastern standard time, a Bellanca 17-30A, N282SV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cape Coral, Florida. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, the airplane departed from Pine Shadows Airpark (94FL), Fort Meyers, Florida, and was airborne for approximately 5 minutes when it experienced a total loss of engine power at an altitude of 1,500 ft msl. The pilot attempted to change power settings and utilize the fuel boost pump but there was no change in the engine’s power output. He then elected to land in a residential neighborhood; however, during the approach the airplane contacted powerlines before it touched down in the grass of a divided highway and skidded into the roadway.

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