NTSB Identification: CHI88DEE03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38881.
Accident occurred Friday, March 18, 1988 in WEST CHICAGO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N2758P
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT JUST AFTER LEVELING OFF, THE ENG STARTED TO SPUTTER. HE INITIATED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, BUT WAS UNABLE TO RESTORE POWER. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT DUSK, THE ACFT HIT A DITCH & NOSED OVER. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE #3 EXHAUST VALVE HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,EXHAUST..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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