NTSB Identification: MIA89LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37957.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 19, 1988 in HOLLY SPRINGS, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N4908F
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 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 STATED THAT AFTER HE BEGAN A DESCENT FROM 12,000 FT TO 4000 FT, THE ACFT LOST ALL ELECTRICAL POWER DUE TO FAILURE OF THE ALTERNATOR. WHILE APCHG TO LAND AT HOLLY SPRINGS ARPT, THE ACFT ENCTRD UNFAVORABLE WINDS & TURBULENCE. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT LOST AIRSPEED & ALTITUDE, THEN CRASHED AFTER COLLIDING WITH TREES & POWER LINES. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE WIND WAS SHEARING 10 TO 15 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ALTERNATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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