NTSB Identification: CHI86LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32656.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in MIDLOTHIAN, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N33822
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 ACFT WAS BEING OPERATED ON A STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL FLT. ON INITIAL RUN UP THE CFI STATED HE HAD AN EXCESSIVE MAG DROP THAT CLEARED UP. THE ACFT WAS FLOWN TO AN ADJACENT FIELD TO MAKE TWO TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. DURING THE LAST TAKEOFF THE CFI SUSPECTED A POWER HESITATION. THE ACFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO IT'S HOME BASE WHERE A MAG CHECK WAS PERFORMED.THE CHECK WAS ALRIGHT AND TAKEOFF WAS INITIATED TO REMAIN IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. ON DOWNWIND CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED AND THEN REMOVED. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS GIVEN A SIMULATED ENG OUT AT THE APCH END OF THE RWY. ON FINAL APCH THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED WITH NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENG AND THE ACFT WAS LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY. INSPECTION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY FAILURE/MALFUNCTION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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