Accident Zlin Savage Norden N7373, Wednesday 30 August 2023
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Date:Wednesday 30 August 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAVG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Zlin Savage Norden
Owner/operator:SportairUSA LC
Registration: N7373
MSN: 377
Year of manufacture:2022
Total airframe hrs:165 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cabot, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:North Little Rock Municipal Airport, AR (KORK)
Destination airport:Red Oak Airport, AR (4AR2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On August 30, 2023, about 1600 central daylight time, a Zlin Aviation Savage Norden airplane, N7373, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cabot, Arkansas. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor stated that, they departed North Little Rock Municipal Airport (ORK), North Little Rock, Arkansas, and flew to Red Oak Airport (4AR2), Cabot, Arkansas, to perform takeoff and landings for tailwheel training. Following an uneventful landing, they departed runway 09 at 4AR2 and remained in the traffic pattern. The flight instructor reported a total loss of engine power while on final approach. He subsequently executed a forced landing to a field and the airplane impacted a fence during the landing roll.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage. The airplane was recovered from the accident site and transported to a secure facility for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA390
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report





Revision history:

01-Sep-2023 17:32 aus Added
01-Sep-2023 17:33 harro Updated
01-Sep-2023 17:35 aus Updated
15-Sep-2023 15:42 Captain Adam Updated

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