NTSB Identification: MIA93LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48049.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 25, 1992 in FORT PIERCE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N38800
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTED AN ENGINE FAILURE AND EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO A CANAL. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE FUEL SERVO REVEALED CONTAMINATION BY FERROUS METAL PARTICLES ON THE FUEL AND AIR SIDE OF THE SERVO DIAPHRAGM PREVENTING PROPER OPERATION.

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

AN ENGINE FAILURE OVER UNSUITABLE TERRAIN. THE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS FUEL CONTAMINATION BY FERROUS METAL PARTICLES THAT PREVENTED THE FUEL SERVO FROM OPERATING PROPERLY. THE ORIGIN OF THE CONTAMINATION IS UNKNOWN.

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