NTSB Identification: FTW84LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24003.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 11, 1984 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T, registration: N81753
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER A TOTAL POWER LOSS. PRIOR TO THE TOTAL LOSS THERE HAD BEEN APPROXIMATELY FOUR DROPS IN MANIFOLD PRESSURE. THE GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING, BENDING THE ENGINE MOUNTS & BOTH WING SPARS. THE SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A 100 HR INSPECTION HAD BEEN COMPLETED 6 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT AT WHICH TIME THE MECHANICAPPARENTLY FAILED TO ENSURE THAT THE LEFT CROSSOVER EXHAUST COLLECTION ELBOW TUBE WAS PROPERLY ALIGNED & THE CLAMP SECURED. BOTH MAGNETOS HAD SHORTED OUT DUE TO LEAD FROM THE 'P' LEAD ENDS MELTING INTO THE CONDENSERS BECAUSE OF HEAT FROM EXHAUST GASES. THE PILOT HAD OPPORTUNITIES TO LAND AT AIRPORTS SHORT OF HIS DESTINATION BUT CHOSE TO CONTINUE FLIGHT.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,CLAMP..IMPROPER

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,TRACK..LEAK

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

VFR PROCEDURES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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