NTSB Identification: NYC85LA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28438.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 12, 1985 in EAST SWANZEY, NH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N42722
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT WAS PREFLIGHTED & DETERMINED TO HAVE 10 QTS OF OIL IN THE ENG. WHILE CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 1000 FT MSL AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PROPELLER RPM BEGAN RISING TO THE REDLINE. THE PLT REDUCED POWER & PROCEEDED TO MAKE AN EMERG LANDING. DURING A TURN TOWARD THE ARPT, THE ENG STOPPED OPERATING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES & CRASHED AS THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD ABOUT 4 MI FROM THE ARPT. A POST CRASH EXAM DISCLOSED A RUPTURED OIL HOSE, PN 63901-26, THAT LED FROM THE OIL PUMP TO THE OIL COOLER. THE HOSE HAD A LIFE EXPECTANCY OF 8 YRS & HAD BEEN MANUFACTURED IN 1974. NO RECORD WAS FOUND TO INDICATE THE HOSE HAD BEEN REPLACED SINCE ITS ORIGINAL INSTALLATION ON THE ENG.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..POOR..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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