NTSB Identification: NYC88LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38233.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 29, 1988 in W. PERU, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N54368
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 COCKPIT OF THE PIPER PA-28 FILLED WITH SMOKE AFTER TAKEOFF, AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 800 FT. THE PILOT TRIED TO LAND ON A ROAD AND STRUCK TREES, SHEARING OFF THE WINGS. THE FUSELAGE LANDED ON A ROAD, INVERTED AND WAS IMMEDIATELY ENFULFED IN FLAMES. THE STUDENT PILOT ESCAPED WITH NO INJURIES. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS NOT DETERMINED AS THE ENTIRE COCKPIT AREA WAS DESTROYED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE,CREW COMPARTMENT..SMOKE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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