NTSB Identification: ATL88FA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35579.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 21, 1987 in LEWISBURG, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6450P
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AT 5500 FEET. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO START THE ENGINE AFTER COMPLETING AN EMERGENCY PROCEDURE. THE PILOT ESTABLISHED AN APPROACH TO A LANDING AREA, AND STALLED THE AIRCRAFT ON SHORT FINAL. THE AIRCRAFT MOVED ABOUT 30 FEET AFTER IMPACT. THERE WAS AMPLE ALTITUDE AVAILABLE FOR THE PILOT TO ESTABLISH AN APPROACH TO A LARGE OPEN FIELD. THE STALL RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIALLY MORE DAMAGE AND INJURIES. THE EVIDENCE INDICATED THE OVERHAUL FACILITY DID NOT PROPERLY SAFETY THE FOUR BOLTS WHICH ATTACH THE CAMSHAFT DRIVE GEAR IN THE ACCESSORY DRIVE SECTION OF THE ENGINE.

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..DISCONNECTED

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL,MAJOR..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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