NTSB Identification: CHI88DER01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36421.
Accident occurred Friday, November 13, 1987 in MCGRATH, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N77PL
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED A POWER LOSS DUE TO FAILURE OF THE #3 CONNECTING ROD. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE STUDENT PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A SWAMP AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS DAMAGED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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