NTSB Identification: CHI84LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24897.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 11, 1984 in HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8400B
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT NOSED OVER IN A PLOWED FIELD AFTER THE PLT MADE AN OFF-ARPT LANDING. THE PLT SAID HE WAS PRACTICING TURNS AROUND A POINT WHEN HE NOTICED A LOSS OF ALT AND A SPUTTERING OF THE ENGINE. SINCE HE WAS LOW HE DECIDED TO LAND. (THEREWAS A SOD STRIP 1/2 MILE FROM THE FIELD CHOSEN.) DURING THE LANDING ATTEMPT A WING WAS DRAGGED WHILE TURNING TO AVOID WORKMEN AND THE ACFT FINALLY NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION DID NOT SHOW ANY EVIDENCE OF ENGINE MALFUNCTION NOT CRASH RELATED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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