NTSB Identification: DEN88LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37332.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 24, 1988 in LORDSBURG, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N6189H
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.

FOLLOWING TAKEOFF THE ACFT LOST POWER AT 150-200 FT AGL. PLT LANDED IN ROUGH TERRAIN. DURING LANDING THE LEFT WING AND LANDING GEAR SEPARATED. EXAMINATION REVEALED A FAILED EXHAUST VALVE GUIDE AND SOFT VALVE SPRINGS DUE TO BLOW-BY HEAT. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE ENGINE HAD ACCUMULATED 3571 HRS SINCE OVERHAUL AND 186 HRS SINCE ANNUAL INSPECTION. ACCORDING TO AVCO-LYCOMING SERVICE LETTER L201B, THE RECOMMENDED TIME FOR OVERHAUL IS 1800 HOURS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE KEEPER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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