NTSB Identification: ATL86LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29800.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 19, 1985 in CHATTANOOGA, TN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-201T, registration: N2854S
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.

THE AIRCRAFT LOST TOTAL POWER DURING TAKEOFF INITIAL CLIMB AND ATTEMPTED AN FORCED LANDING IN A SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT. DURING THE LANDING ATTEMPT THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY POLE AND SLID INVERTED APPROXIMATELY 250 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE DISCLOSED THAT THE NUMBER 1 CONNECTING ROD BROKE RESULTING IN A LOSS OF POWER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FATIGUE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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