NTSB Identification: NYC88LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38799.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 09, 1988 in PLYMOUTH, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: WACO UPF-7, registration: N32126
Injuries: 3 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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 200 TO 250 FT AGL. UNABLE TO RESTORE POWER, HE TURNED TO LAND IN A CORN FIELD, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT. HE THEN SELECTED A SMALLER FIELD, BUT DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT SLID INTO TREES & WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE ENG DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL DISCREPANCIES. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THE ENG WAS RUNNING WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK TREES; HOWEVER, THE AMOUNT OF POWER AVAILABLE TO THE PROP WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE WAS ABOUT 100 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. THERE WERE TWO PAX IN THE FRONT SEAT. THE PILOT HAD OPERATED THE AIRCRAFT FOR ABOUT 3.5 HOURS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

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