NTSB Identification: ANC88LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36172.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 1988 in SAND POINT, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N493CA
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD HIGH OIL TEMP AND MODERATE VIBRATIONS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED AT SAND POINT AND A COMPANY MECHANIC ARRIVED TO INSPECT THE AIRCRAFT. THE OIL QUANTITY WAS CHECKED AND A RUN-UP PERFORMED. THE MECHANIC REPORTED THAT NO PROBELMS WERE FOUND SO HE RELEASED THE AIRCRAFT FOR FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT HAD JUST DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF, APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET M.S.L., THE ENGINE QUIT. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE WATER ABOUT 300 FEET FROM SHORE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE AIRCRAFT SANK INTO 80 TO 90 FEET OF WATER. THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

POWERPLANT..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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