NTSB Identification: SEA88LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35672.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 24, 1988 in KENNEWICK, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3316Z
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.

AT ABOUT 75 FEET AGL A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. THE PLT LANDED ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY BUT OVERRAN THE RWY, COMING TO REST 200 FT BEYOND THE END. DURING THE OVERRUN, THE NOSE GEAR STRUCK A ROCK AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE AIRCRAFT'S FUEL TANKS CONTAINED AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ALTHOUGH THE AIRCRAFT HAD NO STC FOR THE USE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL. THE FUEL WAS EXAMINED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND WAS ALSO CONTAMINATED WITH WATER AND DIRT. SAMPLES OF FUEL WERE TAKEN FROM THE SUMP DRAINS AND THE GASCOLATOR. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACC REPORT.

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..IMPROPER

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