NTSB Identification: LAX87LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31966.
Accident occurred Friday, October 03, 1986 in HOLBROOK, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N12BX
Injuries: 3 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.

JUST AFTER TAKEOFF, THE RIGHT ENGINE LOST POWER AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 450 FEET. THE RIGHT PROPELLER WAS FEATHERED, BUT THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT DISMANTLED AND MOVED THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO THE INVESTIGATION WHICH MAY HAVE DESTROYED EVIDENCE CONCERNING THE LOSS OF POWER. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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