NTSB Identification: MIA89LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38203.
Accident occurred Monday, November 28, 1988 in CRESTVIEW, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N8226P
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLT NEAR AN ARPT, THE PROP SEPARATED. PLT WAS GIVEN VECTORS TO ARPT & ENTERED PATTERN FOR LNDG. DOWNWIND LEG WAS EXTENDED DUE TO STRONG TAILWIND. STRONG HEADWIND ON FINAL CAUSED ACFT TO LAND SHORT. DURING LANDING ROLL ACFT COLLIDED WITH TWO FENCES. EXAMINATION OF ACFT REVEALED 6 PROP MOUNT BOLTS FAILED DUE TO FATIGUE AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF PROP MOUNTING SHIM BETWEEN ENGINE CRANKSHAFT FLANGE AND STARTER GEAR FLANGE. ACFT MANUAL STATED PROP MOUNT BOLTS MAY FAIL DUE TO RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO FLANGES IF SHIM IS NOT INSTALLED. CORRECT PLACEMENT OF THE SHIM IS BETWEEN THE PROP FLANGE & THE STARTER GEAR FLANGE. SUDDEN ENG STOPPAGE APROX 45 HRS EARLIER RESULTED IN PROP REMOVAL, OVERHAUL, & REINSTALLATION.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES..FATIGUE

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES..SEPARATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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