NTSB Identification: SEA88LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37269.
Accident occurred Friday, September 30, 1988 in TROUTDALE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N9550W
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 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 PLT RPRTD THAT SOON AFTER TAKEOFF, HE REALIZED THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT MUSHED INTO TREES & A RASPBERRY FIELD & WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED A PIECE OF THE CARBURETOR HEAT MUFF HAD BROKEN OFF & WAS INGESTED INTO THE CARBURETOR VENTURI.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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