NTSB Identification: NYC87LA268.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36409.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1987 in PLYMOUTH, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N302RB
Injuries: 2 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.
WHILE CRUISING AT ABOUT 5500', THE ENG LOST POWER & THE PROP CONTD TO WINDMILL, BUT THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE LANDED THE ACFT IN A ROUGH FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE PROP DUG INTO A MOUND OF DIRT & THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER, A BOLT HAD NOT BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED TO SECURE A CRANKSHAFT GEAR DURING OVERHAUL IN 1984.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY..FAILURE,PARTIAL
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