NTSB Identification: NYC86LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31391.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 15, 1985 in MT. JOY, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7177W
Injuries: 2 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.

PIPER AIRCRAFT WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT FROM LANCASTER, PA TO MT JOY, PA. WHEN AN OIL LINE APPARENTLY FRACTURED. AN EMERGECNY LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD. DURING LANDING, THE NOSE COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..BURST


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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