NTSB Identification: FTW84LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25141.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-301T, registration: N3571U
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 PLT STATED THAT HE WAS IN A CLIMB TO CRUISE WHEN HE SMELLED SMOKE. HE IMMEDIATELY TURNED BACK TOWARDS THE ARPT BUT THE CABIN FILLED WITH SMOKE SO HE ELECTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD. AFTER LANDING THE ACFT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FIRE

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