NTSB Identification: NYC88LA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37704.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 01, 1988 in MAYBROOK, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N16255
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PIPER PA-28 TOOK OFF FOR A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT. AFTER TAKEOFF THE PILOT NOTICED THAT THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING ROUGH AND HE HAD LOST HIS OIL PRESSURE. THE ENGINE SEIZED AND AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING WAS MADE IN A SNOW COVERED FIELD. POST-CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT SHOWED THE VACUUM PUMP PHYSICALLY MISSING FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE REASON FOR ITS BEING MISSING WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

ENGINE ACCESSORIES,VACUUM PUMP..MISSING

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..LOSS,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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