NTSB Identification: SEA96LA223.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 25, 1996 in PAISLEY, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/1999
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-235, registration: N8822W
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.
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The pilot stated that while in cruise flight over unsuitable terrain, the engine lost power. A forced landing was performed to a heavily wooded area. A post-crash teardown of the engine revealed geartrain failure. The engine's time since overhaul was approximately 2,400 hours. According to Lycoming service data, recommended time between overhaul for this engine was 2,000 hours.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: Total loss of engine power secondary to geartrain failure. Full narrative available
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