NTSB Identification: MIA86LA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31822.
Accident occurred Friday, September 26, 1986 in ARCADIA, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N56522
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ESTABLISHED IN CURISE FLIGHT THE ENGINE FAILED AND ALL ATTEMPTS TO START IT WERE TO NO AVAIL. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO A SOFT FIELD AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE #1 ENGINE EXHAUST VALVE HAD FAILED JUST ABOVE THE SKIRT AND HAD BEEN INGESTED INTO THE ENGINE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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