NTSB Identification: ANC92LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47407.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 26, 1992 in PORT HEIDEN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3558M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT SAID THAT DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, WITHOUT ANY WARNING, HE EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE SUBSEQUENT OFF AIRPORT FORCED LANDING RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRPLANE. TEARDOWN AND TESTING OF THE ENGINE AND ACCESSORIES REVEALED NO PROBLEMS THAT WERE CONSIDERED CAUSAL TO THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ENGINE POWER LOSS FOR UNDETERMINED CAUSES. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

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