NTSB Identification: MIA84LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24071.
Accident occurred Friday, February 17, 1984 in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N1642H
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THE ENG LOST PARTIAL POWER SHORTLY AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE. HE ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE FIELD & LAND ON RWY 24, BUT HE MISSED THE RWY & LANDED HARD NORTH OF THE RWY. DISASSEMBLY OF THE ENG FUEL PUMP REVEALED THAT THE O-RING SEALING THE ANEROID HOUSING TO THE VARIABLE ORIFICE BODY HAD HARDENED & SHATTERED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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