NTSB Identification: SEA88LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35703.
Accident occurred Friday, January 29, 1988 in TWIN FALLS, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4290R
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.

WHEN THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO REDUCE POWER TO DESCEND TO LAND HE WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A POWER REDUCTION DUE TO THE THROTTLE ROD END SEPARATING IN FLIGHT. THE PILOT MADE A SPIRALLING DESCENT AND THEN SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS ALTITUDE AND DISTANCE REMAINING TO THE RUNWAY AND LANDED 600 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY STRIKING RUNWAY THRESHOLD LIGHTS DURING THE LANDING ROLL.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,BELLCRANK..SEPARATION

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID

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