NTSB Identification: MKC87LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34238.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 11, 1987 in OTTAWA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5701U
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.

DURING A NIGHT FLIGHT THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE LOST PARTIAL POWER. THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FARM FIELD. DURING LANDING THE AIRCRAFT'S RIGHT WING STRUCK A FENCE. AN ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED A FAILED EXHAUST VALVE ON THE NUMBER 3 CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,EXHAUST..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE POST


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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