NTSB Identification: BFO88FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37438.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1988 in CAMBRIDGE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T, registration: N21312
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT HAD DEPARTED OCEAN CITY, MD APRX 20 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF WHEN NEARING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AT AN ALT OF 3000 FT MSL, A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WAS EXPERIENCED. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGINE TO NO AVAIL AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A SWAMP NEAR CAMBRIDGE, MD. THE PLT AND PASSENGER WERE AIR-LIFTED FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE BY MILITARY HELICOPTER. THE WRECKAGE WAS LATER AIR-LIFTED FROM THE SITE. THE WRECKAGE WAS PLACED ON A FLAT BED TRAILER AND THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN. THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY WHEN CHECKED UP TO 2000 RPM. CAUSE OF THE LOSS OF POWER COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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