NTSB Identification: FTW85LA351.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30385.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 18, 1985 in MT. PLEASANT, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N95RA
Injuries: 3 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 STATED HE LOST ENGINE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. HE MADE AN EMERGENCY FORCED LANDING IN A GRASSY FIELD. AN EXAMINATION SHOWED A COLLAPSED FLEX AIR DUCT FROM THE AIR FILTER TO THE FUEL INJECTOR. A FORTY FIVE DEGREE METAL DUCT WAS NOT INSTALLED BETWEEN THE END OF THE DUCT AND THE FUEL INJECTOR. THE AIR FILTER WAS DIRTY.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..IMPROPER

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

FUEL SYSTEM..DISABLED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..NOT CORRECTED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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