NTSB Identification: DEN86LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32161.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 26, 1986 in FARGO, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7592W
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTS THAT THE FLT WAS DESCENDING THROUGH 7,000 FT APPROACHING THE DEST ARPT WHEN THE ENG BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND LOST PWR. THE FLT CONTINUED TOWARD TO THE ARPT BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE RWY AND LANDED ABOUT 1/4 MI SHORT. AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. DISASSEMBLY OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE #3 CYL EXH VALVE WAS BROKEN. SOME PIECES OF THE BROKEN VALVE WERE NOT FOUND DURING THE EXAMINATION AND THE NATURE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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