NTSB Identification: CHI84LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23953.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 25, 1984 in GENOA CITY, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6737W
Injuries: 1 Serious.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT HAD MADE 2 TURNS & HAD ATTAINED AN ALT OF ABOUT 200 FT AGL WHEN THE ENG SPUTTERED & LOST POWER. HE WAS UNABLE TO TURN & LAND ON THE RWY, BUT CONTINUED STRAIGHT AHEAD TO AVOID HOUSES & TREES. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE & CRASHED IN A FIELD. AN EXAM REVEALED WATER IN THE FUEL SYS. THE CARETAKER OF THE ARPT SAID THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN SINCE NOV 1983. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT THE PLT HAD DRAINED WATER FROM THE FUEL TANKS ON THE PREVIOUS DAY. THE CARETAKER HAD TOLD THE PLT NOT OT FLY THE ACFT UNTIL AFTER THE ENG HAD BEEN RUN FOR ABOUT 30 MIN & WAS RUNNING RIGHT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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