NTSB Identification: FTW85LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28484.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 30, 1985 in MATAGORDA IS., TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T, registration: N3562X
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 PILOT EXECUTED A VFR GO-AROUND WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH DUE TO LIVESTOCK ON THE RUNWAY AND REPORTEDLY EXPERIENCED ENGINE POWER LOSS. THE AIRCRAFT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON THE BEACH AND FLIPPED INVERTED, COMING TO REST IN THE WATER ALONGSIDE THE BEACH. THE WRECKAGE HAS NOT BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE SALT WATER. REASON FOR ENGINE FAILURE IS UNKNOWN. THE PLT FAILED TO RETURN THE ACCIDENT REPORTING FORM WHICH WAS SENT TO HIM FOR COMPLIANCE, THEREFORE MUCH OF THE ACCIDENT INFORMATION IS NOT REPORTED/UNKNOWN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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