NTSB Identification: LAX86LA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29433.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 24, 1985 in GREEN VALLEY, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER J3, registration: N33461
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.

ON OCT 24, 1985, A PIPER J3 CUB,N33461, MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN ROUGH, OPEN TERRAIN NEAR GREEN VALLEY, AZ. AFTER EXPERIENCING A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER THE AC SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND THE PVT PLT WAS NOT INJURED. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE THROTTLE HANDLE TO THE LINKAGE TUBE SEPARATED WHILE THE ENGINE WAS AT IDLE POWER LEAVING THE PLT WITH NO CONTROL OVER THE ENGINE.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,BELLCRANK..DISCONNECTED

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