NTSB Identification: NYC88LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38685.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 24, 1988 in SMOKETOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N33743
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG LOST POWER AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL AFTER TAKEOFF. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A CORN FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.THE WRECKAGE WAS EXAMINED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND WATER WAS DISCOVERED IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE GASCOLATOR WAS FULL OF WATER AND THE LEFT FUEL TANK, WHICH WAS THE TANK SELECTED, CONTAINED 12 OZ OF WATER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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