Traveling About 90 Kts And Was About 1,800 Ft (MSL) When The Loss Of Engine Power Occurred

Location: Beaver Dam, WI Accident Number: CEN22LA334
Date & Time: July 22, 2022, 16:47 Local Registration: N4400K
Aircraft: Van’s Aircraft RV-10 Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On July 22, 2022, about 1647 central daylight time, a Van’s Aircraft RV-10 airplane, N4400K, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The pilot and two passengers sustained no injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that shortly after takeoff from the Dodge County Airport (UNU), Juneau, Wisconsin, the engine sustained a total loss of power. The pilot estimated that the airplane was traveling about 90 kts and was about 1,800 ft above mean sea level when the loss of engine power occurred. The pilot maneuvered the airplane for a forced landing to a road.

During the landing, the airplane impacted several obstacles and came to rest upright. The pilot and two passengers were able to egress from the airplane without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The airplane was recovered from the accident site for future examination work.