NTSB Identification: MIA86LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30772.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 16, 1986 in OCALA, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N9592P
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.

PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO CALIBRATE THE SPRAY EQUIPMENT. THE PLT LOADED THE HOPPER WITH ABOUT 70 GALLONS OF WATER AND INITIATED A TAKEOFF. AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL ON INITIAL CLIMB THE COCKPIT FILLED WITH SMOKE AND THE ENG FAILED. THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE ON DESCENT AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE MAGNETO WIRES ON BOTH MAGNETOS WERE GROUNDING AND THE INSULATION ON THE WIRES WAS BURNED. THE ACFT HAD AN ANNUAL INSPECTION 5 FLIGHTS AND 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION LEAD..SHORTED

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

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION LEAD..BURNED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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