NTSB Identification: LAX88LA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36956.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 30, 1988 in RIALTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER J3, registration: N6868H
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A LOCAL FLIGHT, THE ENGINE QUIT WHILE DESCENDING TO THE AIRPORT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A ROAD WHERE DURING THE LANDING ROLL A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE AIRPLANE OFF THE ROAD. THE AIRPLANE GROUND LOOPED, COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE MANIFOLD CRACKED AND SEPARATED JUST ABOVE THE CARBURETOR.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,MANIFOLD/PIPE..SEPARATION

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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