NTSB Identification: LAX88LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35000.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 27, 1987 in CASA GRANDE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4101E
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.

DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, THE STUDENT WAS PERFORMING CLIMBS, DESCENTS AND TURNS WHEN THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND LOST POWER. THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT BUT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED ON A DIRT ROAD WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH A RISE IN THE TERRAIN. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE ENGINE RAN NORMALLY EXCEPT FOR THE IDLE SPEED WAS 500 RPM (SLIGHTLY LOW) AND THE IDLE MIXTURE APPEARED TO BE SLIGHTLY LEAN.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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