NTSB Identification: MIA90LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40531.
Accident occurred Monday, January 15, 1990 in IMMOKALEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8445G
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING ON RWY 4, THE ENG LOST POWER AT ABOUT 200' AGL. THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT & TRIED TO LAND ON RWY 27. HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO ALIGN THE ACFT WITH THE RWY. THE ACFT WENT ONTO A ROUGH/GRASS AREA, THEN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. NO REASON WAS FOUND FOR THE LOSS OF POWER.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO AN UNDETERMINED REASON. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: ROUGH TERRAIN IN THE EMERGENCY LANDING AREA.

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