NTSB Identification: CHI86FEX01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31402.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 02, 1985 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Aircraft: Piper PA-38-112, registration: N3768U
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ACFT RT MAIN & NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS DURING TAKEOFF. THE STUDENT PLT WAS AT THE CONTROLS WHEN THE ENG QUIT AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL. THE CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS AND TURNED LEFT TOWARD A TAXIWAY FOR THE LANDING. THE ACFT LANDED BETWEEN THE RWY & TAXIWAY IN A GROUTH OF SOYBEANS. THE CULTIVATED AREA COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR BENDING THE RT WING DURING THE SLIDING STOP. POST ACC INSPECTION SHOWED NO ABNORMALITIES OR DEFECTS IN THE POWERPLANT OR SYSTEMS. WX CONDITIONS WERE NOT CONDUCIVE TO CARB ICING AND NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO INDICATE CARBURETOR ICE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD
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