NTSB Identification: SEA89LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38022.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 12, 1989 in SEABECK, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N3576W
Injuries: 4 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.

THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A ROCKY BEACH AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING CRUISE FLT OVER WATER. THE LEFT LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT CRANKSHAFT SUFFERED A FATIGUE FAILURE AT 298 HOURS SINCE OVERHAUL.

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

A FATIGUE FAILURE OF THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE LANDING AREA.

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