NTSB Identification: FTW85LA278.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29582.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 09, 1985 in AUSTIN, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8203D
Injuries: 3 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.

THE ENG FAILED AT ABOUT 2000 FT MSL WHILE THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING TO CRUISE FLT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO TURN BACK TO THE ARPT BUT REALIZED IT WAS TOO FAR AWAY. THE PLT THEN MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A GRASS AREA ADJACENT TO A LARGE HWY AT ABOUT A 45 DEG ANGLE TO THE ROAD. THE ACFT CROSSED AN ACCESS ROAD, TWO TRAFFIC LANES OF THE MAIN HWY, THE MEDIAN STRIP, AND CAME TO REST AFTER ENTERING THE TWO OPPOSITE TRAFFIC LANES WHERE A VEHICLE CONTACTED ITS RIGHT WING AND KNOCKED IT OFF THE ACFT. THE VEHICLE RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE AND ITS TWO OCCUPANTS, ALONG WITH THE PLT, RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. POSTACCIDENT RUN-UP OF THE ENG FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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