NTSB Identification: MIA91LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42069.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 31, 1990 in OSTEEN, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-285, registration: N9926P
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 DEPARTED FROM A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP TO CONDUCT AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT. VFR CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS AT 100 FEET AGL MANEUVERING TO MAKE AN AERIAL APPLICATION SPRAY RUN OF CHEMICALS TO THE SOUTH WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT TOOK EVASIVE ACTION TO CLEAR WIRES. THE LEFT WING COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED. THE COMMERCIAL PILOT WAS NOT INJURED. AN ENGINE TEARDOWN ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED. THE CAUSE FOR TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER, FOR AN UNDETERMINED REASON.

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