NTSB Identification: FTW87LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34185.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 24, 1987 in PORT ARANSAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6426W
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 ENGINE LOST POWER WHILE ON THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE PILOT MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN AND ATTEMPTED TO REACH THE RUNWAY. TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED ABOUT 15 FEET SHORT AND THE LANDING GEAR IMPACTED A SANDY EMBANKMENT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SLID TO A STOP ON THE SURFACE OF THE RUNWAY. NO TRASH OR WATER WAS NOTED IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. AN ADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY WAS ON BOARD. A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT PROBLEM. A CAUSE FOR THE POWER LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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