NTSB Identification: MIA89LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38078.
Accident occurred Monday, December 19, 1988 in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: PILATUS P-2/05, registration: N109PL
Injuries: 1 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.

AFTER AN EN ROUTE STOP, THE PILOT TOOK OFF IN THE NEWLY ACQUIRED ACFT. SHORTLY AFTER GEAR AND FLAP RETRACTION, THE ENG SUSTAINED A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PLT STATED THAT ALL ENG GAGES APPEARED NORMAL AND A TURN WAS BEGUN IN AN ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO THE ARPT. MOMENTS LATER, ALL POWER WAS LOST AND A FORCED LDG WAS ATTEMPTED. DURING THE DESCENT, THE ACFT CLIPPED SOME TREES, STRUCK A POWER LINE, AND CRASHED INVERTED INTO A MOBILE-HOME PARK. WITNESSES STATED THE PLT HAD ATTEMPTED TO FLY THE ACFT THE DAY BEFORE, BUT RETURNED DUE TO ENG PROBLEMS. THE SINGLE SHAFT DUAL MAGS WERE ROTATED BY ELECTRIC MOTOR AFTER THE ACCIDENT & ONLY INTERMITTENT SPARKS WERE OBSERVED.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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