NTSB Identification: ATL88FA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36511.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 27, 1988 in SUMMERVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N410JQ
Injuries: 3 Serious.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT HAD COMPLETED A PREFLIGHT AND RUN UP, AND WAS ON THE INITIAL TAKEOFF WHEN AN ENGINE POWER LOSS OCCURRED. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE. DURING LANDING IN A FIELD THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT THE INNER MIXTURE CABLE WAS DISCONNECTED FROM THE MIXTURE CONTROL ARM ON THE CARBURETOR. EXAMINATION OF THE CABLE DISCLOSED THAT THE CABLE WAS NOT SECURED BEYOND THE SHOULDERS OF THE FITTING ASSEMBLY. THE HOLE IN THE STUD FITTING WAS ELONGATED AND THE INNER CABLE WAS LOOSE IN THE HOLE WHEN INSTALLED. AN ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED 22 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MIXTURE CONTROL,CABLE..DISCONNECTED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
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