NTSB Identification: FTW88DRG10.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36123.
Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 1988 in LAMPASAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N8209H
Injuries: 2 Minor.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DURING CRUISE, WHILE ON A NIGHT, VFR, CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. HE ATTEMPTED TO SPIRAL DOWN TO AN AIRPORT FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING BUT REPORTED THAT HE BECAME DISORIENTED AND ATTEMPTED TO LAND DOWNWIND, OVERSHOOTING THE RUNWAY. AN OFF-AIRPORT FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A RURAL ROAD ABOUT 1.5 MILES BEYOND THE AIRPORT. DURING ROLLOUT THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A CONCRETE CULVERT ABUTMENT AND TREES. ENGINE EXAMINATION REVEALED AN EXHAUST VALVE HAD BROKEN INTO SEVERAL PIECES.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,EXHAUST..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BRIDGE/OVERPASS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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