NTSB Identification: DEN85LA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30753.
Accident occurred Monday, September 23, 1985 in DEMING, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7467D
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

WHILE PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS THE PLT ADDED PWR FOR TAKEOFF AND THE ENG QUIT. THE PLT VEERED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT TO AVOID HITTING FARM MACHINERY AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE STUMP. POST ACCIDENT EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THE ENG MOSTLIKELY FAILED AS A RESULT OF TOO RICH OF A MIXTURE AND RAPID THROTTLE APPLICATION.

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

TOUCH-AND-GO..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MIXTURE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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