NTSB Identification: ATL88LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35219.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 17, 1987 in HOMER, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N1547X
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 PILOT REPORTED A GRADUAL DECREASE IN POWER AFTER REACHING 4000 FEET. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A RESTART. HE THEN ELECTED TO ATTEMPT A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE PRIOR TO LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH AND CAME TO REST ABOUT 150 FEET FROM A FENCE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FUELED WITH 20 GALLONS OF 100 LOW LEAD PRIOR TO DEPARTING GAINESVILLE. THE FIXED BASE OPERATOR STATED THAT FUEL SAMPLES WERE TAKEN AND THERE WERE NO VISIBLE CONTAMINATES SEEN IN THE FUEL. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF FUEL PROBLEMS BY OTHERS WHO PURCHASED FUEL FROM GAINESVILLE ON OCTOBER 17, 1987. THE INVESTIGATION FAILED TO DISCOVER ANY REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

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