NTSB Identification: MKC86FA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29668.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, December 12, 1985 in OMAHA, NE
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N8895E
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor.

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.

N8895E WAS CLIMBING THROUGH 2,800' MSL, 15 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF AND WHEN THE PILOT RETARDED THE THROTTLE TO CLIMB POWER, THE ENG QUIT. THE PILOT SELECTED AN OPEN FIELD FOR THE FORCED LANDING BUT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING THE APPROACH. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED 4 BROKEN TEETH ON CRANKSHAFT DRIVE GEAR. FAILURE OF THE GEAR RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF ALL ACCESSORIES. A MEDICAL PATIENT WHO WAS BEING TRANSPORTED ON AN UNAPPROVED LITTER INSTALLED IN PLACE OF THE RT MIDDLE AND REAR SEATS HIT THE BACK OF THE RT FRONT SEAT DURING THE ACDT AND WAS INJURED.

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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