NTSB Identification: DEN87LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34335.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 26, 1987 in MILBANK, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5448Z
Injuries: 2 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 PRIVATE PLT AND A PAX WERE ON A LOCAL FLT. ON CLIMB OUT, AT ABOUT 50 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE HAD PARTIAL PWR LOSS. THE PLT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN A FIELD AND MADE A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING. ON ROLL OUT, THE NOSE WHEEL FELL INTO A HOLE AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. A POST ACCIDENT ENGINE TEAR DOWN BY AN A & P MECHANIC WITH INSPECTION AUTHORITY, REVEALED NO EVIDENCE THAT WOULD EXPLAIN A POWER LOSS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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