NTSB Identification: MKC84FA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25761.
Accident occurred Friday, June 01, 1984 in WICKES, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N9365N
Injuries: 3 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS FORCE LANDED IN AN OPEN ROLLING FIELD AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PLT SAID THE ENGINE PRODUCED A RATTLING NOISE AND VIBRATION BEFORE THE LOSS OF MANIFOLD PRESSURE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION SHOWED A FAILED #3 CONNECTING ROD AND CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL

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