NTSB Identification: FTW89FA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38666.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1988 in EDINBURG, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N91BB
Injuries: 7 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT EXPERIENCED A DOUBLE ENG FAILURE. PLT STATED THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE LEFT ENG FAILED, IN CLIMB TO CRUISE, THE ACFT ROLLED LEFT, THE STALL WARNING ACTIVATED, AND THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT SPIRAL. THE RT ENG FAILED DURING THE TWO-TURN SPIRAL. PLT'S ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. PLT SUBSEQUENTLY MADE A SUCCESSFUL GEAR UP EMERG LNDG ON A ROAD, HOWEVER, THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY POST-CRASH FIRE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT BOTH ENG FUEL SYSTEMS WERE CONTAMINATED WITH WATER AND DISSOLVED SOLIDS. ACFT HAD JUST BEEN REFUELED AT A FOREIGN AIRPORT.

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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:

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL




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