NTSB Identification: LAX87LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32965.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, October 30, 1986 in ELEELE KAUAI, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N33WH
Injuries: 10 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.
A PIPER PA 31-350 LOST POWER AND COLLIDED WITH SIGN POSTS AFTER LANDING ON A ROAD. IT WAS REPORTED TO THE FAA THAT THE AIRCRAFT'S RIGHT ENGINE WAS PRODUCING PARTIAL POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE ON THE LEFT ENGINE. THE PILOT NEVER CONFIRMED WHETHER OR NOT THE RIGHT ENGINE HAD FAILED AND NEVER FEATHERED THE PROPELLER ALLOWING THE PROPELLER TO WINDMILL. THE PILOT MAINTAINED A DESCENT AT VYSE AND LANDED ON A ROAD TWO MILES SHORT OF THE AIRPORT. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE RIGHT ENGINE AND FUEL SYSTEM WERE TESTED WITH NO DISCREPANCIES FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE
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