NTSB Identification: NYC85LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27800.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 1985 in TAUNTON, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N4416X
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 APPROACHING ABOUT 6 MI FROM THE ARPT, THE ENG LOST POWER & THE ACFT BEGAN DESCENDING TOWARD A POND. THERE WAS A SURGE OF POWER, BUT POWER WAS LOST AGAIN. THE PLT STATED THAT HE BROUGHT THE NOSE UP ABOVE THE TREES TO 'MUSH' THE PLANE IN RATHER THAN GO INTO THE POND. THE ACFT CONTACTED TREE TOPS AT AN UPWARD ANGLE. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS VERIFIED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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