NTSB Identification: MIA86LA235.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31159.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 14, 1986 in FT.LAUDERDALE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N36LS
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.

FLT EXPERIENCED LOSS OF POWER IN THE LEFT ENGINE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF DUE TO CORROSION BLOCKING THE MAIN JET IN THE FUEL CONTROL UNIT. THE PILOT FEATHERED THE ENGINE AND RETURNED FOR A LANDING. WHILE ON SHORT FINAL HE REMEMBERED HE WOULD HAVE TO MANUALLY EXTEND THE LANDING GEAR DUE TO THE GEAR HYDRAULIC PUMP BEING INSTALLED ON THE LEFT ENGINE. WHEN HE COMPLETED EXTENDING THE LANDING GEAR THE AIRCRAFT WAS HALF WAY DOWN THE RUNWAY AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO AROUND WITH THE GEAR DOWN AND ONLY ONE ENGINE OPERATING. ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON THE TAXI WAY OF AN ADJACENT RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE TAXI WAY INTO A DITCH.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLIMB..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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