NTSB Identification: MIA86LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30769.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 22, 1986 in MELBOURNE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N528FT
Injuries: 3 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 PLT STATED THAT THEY WERE DOING TOUCH & GO LANDINGS & ON LIFTOFF, THE ENG SPUTTERED & LOST POWER. SHE THEN TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS FROM THE STUDENT & ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON ANOTHER RWY & LANDED HARD. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE ENG LOST POWER DUE TO CARBON BUILD-UP UNDER THE EXHAUST VALVES ON THE #1 & #2 CYLINDERS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..OPEN

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