NTSB Identification: LAX84FA407.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26266.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 1984 in GOLETA, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N8632N
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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 PLT RADIOED TO THE SANTA BARBARA TOWER THAT HE WAS 'WITHOUT POWER' & WAS GOING TO ATTEMPT TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD. HOWEVER, DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES APRX 50 FT SHORT OF THE FIELD. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE FUEL DIAPHRAM STEM, PN 2539806, IN THE FUEL INJECTOR HAD FAILED FROM FATIGUE. AN AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE, AD 83-22-04, AMENDMENT 39-4748, THAT PERTAINED TO THIS PART, HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH ON THE PREVIOUS 100 HOUR INSPECTION.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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