NTSB Identification: NYC86FNC02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32788.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 02, 1986 in BREWER, ME
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N5082H
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT HAD BEEN USING AUTO GAS IN THIS ACFT, HOWEVER, HE EXPERIENCED WATER CONTAMINATION PROBLEMS AND DISCONTINUED ITS USE. HE THEN FOUND HIMSELF AT AN ARPT NEEDING FUEL. THE ARPT ONLY HAD AUTO GAS AVAILABLE SO THE PLT REFUELED THE ACFT WITH AUTO GAS. WHILE MAKING A TOUCH AND GO AT BREWER ARPT HE EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL POWER LOSS ON CLIMBOUT AT 700-800 FT AGL. HE DECIDED TO LAND ON AN UNOPENED SECTION OF HIGHWAY. JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN HE NOTICED A SET OF POWER LINES IN HIS PATH. HE DOVE TO PASS UNDER THE POWER LINES AND STRUCK THE ROAD HARD ENOUGH TO BOUNCE BACK INTO THE AIR. HE THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT WHICH DESCENDED TO THE LEFT. THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER ON TOUCHDOWN.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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