NTSB Identification: MKC86LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31010.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 22, 1986 in WRIGHTSVILLE, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N1618P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PIC OF THE PA22 WAS PRACTICING DEPARTURES FM A CONFINED FIELD. THE PIC STATED THAT THE ACFT ENGINE HAD BEEN OPERATING NORMALLY, AND THAT HE HAD BEEN OPERATING FM THIS AREA FOR ABOUT THE PREVIOUS 1/2 HR. THE PIC STATED THE ENG QUIT ON CLIMBOUT FM THE PVT STRIP AND HE MADE A FORCED LANDING TO A FIELD JUST BEYOND A ROW OF TALL TREES. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL DESCREPANCY OR FAILURE OF ANY FLT CONTROL OR ENGINE COMPONENT. THE ACFT WAS STC'D FOR USE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL AND SUFFICIENT UNCOMTAMINATED FUEL WAS ON BOARD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PIC HAD A GENEROUS AREA IN WHICH TO LAND THE ACFT, BUT IMPACTED WITH SUFFICIENT FORCE TO COLLAPSE THE LANDING GEAR AND LEFT WING IN A FLAT PITCH ATTITUDE ABOUT 100 FEET BEYOND THE TREE LINE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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