NTSB Identification: NYC85LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28382.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 11, 1985 in CHERRY VALLEY, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5602U
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.

DURNG A CLIMB TO CRUISE, THEENGINE RPM DROPPED TO 2000. THE PILOT CHECK THE CARBURETOR HEAT AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS AND DID NOT FIND ANY ABNORMALITIES. THE ENGINE RPM DROPPED A SECOND TIME TO 1800 A SOUND DESCRIBED BY THE PILOT AS A LOUD BAND WAS HEARD AND THE ENGINE BEGAN TO VEBRATE. THE PILOT SHUT DOWN THE EGIE AND ATTEMPTED THE GLIDE TO SOUTH DAYTON AIRPORT. THE PILOT DECIDED THE AIRPORT COULD NOT BE REACHED AND CHOSE TO LAND IN A NEARBY FIELD. DURING THE FINAL APPROACH TO THE FIELD, THE PILOT NOTICED THE FIELD SLOPED UPWARD. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO FLARE, HOWEVER LANDED HARD.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..CRACKED

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INACCURATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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