NTSB Identification: ATL88LA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38689.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 04, 1988 in CHARLESTON, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N1281T
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT HE HAD A PARTIAL THEN TOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE. DURING THE OFF- AIRPORT EMERGENCY LANDING ON A WET, GRASSY FIELD, THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE SLIDING INTO A CULVERT. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED THAT BOTH BELTS FOR THE ACCESSORY DRIVE WERE MISSING FROM THE ENGINE AREA. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FERRIED TO NEW OWNERS.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ALTERNATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GRASS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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