NTSB Identification: NYC88LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36806.
Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1988 in MANCHESTER, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: CFQQW
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A FLIGHT TO BURLINGTON, VERMONT WAS UNEVENTFUL. WHILE ON THE GROUND AT BURLINGTON THE AIRCRAFT WAS SERVICED; THEN THE FLIGHT WAS CONTINUED. AFTER ABOUT ONE HOUR OF FLIGHT, HIGH ENGINE TEMPERATURE AND LOW OIL PRESSURE WAS EXPERIENCED AND THE AIRCRAFT LANDED AT MANCHESTER. AFTER MAINTENANCE THE PILOT WAS TOLD THAT THE ACFT WAS READY FOR A TEST FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT GROUND CHECKED OK, BUT DURING CLIMBOUT THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PLT WAS ON DOWNWIND FOR RWY 06 WHEN HE CALLED FOR IMMEDIATE LNDG DUE TO ROUGH RUNNING ENG. TWR CLEARED HIM TO LAND ON RWY 6. THE PLT TURNED LEFT HALFWAY DOWN RWY 6 FOR DOWNWIND TO RWY 35. HE WAS THEN CLEARED FOR 35. TURNING BASE TO FINAL THE ACFT OVERSHOT THE WINDLINE, STEEPENED THE TURN, STALLED AND CRASHED. A POSTCRASH EXAMINATION REVEALED EVIDENCE THAT THE ACFT HAD BEEN SERVICED WITH JET-A FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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