NTSB Identification: LAX86LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32701.
Accident occurred Friday, April 18, 1986 in EL MONTE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180, registration: N3764R
Injuries: 1 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 ENG COWLING OPENED AS THE ACFT TOOK OFF. THE PLT SLOWED THE ACFT TO LOWER THE OPEN COWL. THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO UNMARKED ELEC WIRES AND RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT RETURNED TO ARPT AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

COOLING SYSTEM,COWLING..UNLOCKED

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