NTSB Identification: NYC84LA235.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25805.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 08, 1984 in NO. ANDOVER, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N1257P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 LOST POWER AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT FEATHERED THE RIGHT ENGINE AND THEN ELECTED TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RWY WHEN THE LEFT ENGINE LOST POWER. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RWYS END WITH BRAKES LOCKED. WHEN THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED BY FAA ABOUT 2 OUNCES OF WATER WERE FOUND IN THE FUEL FILTER BOWL OF THE RIGHT ENGINE. EACH CARB CONTAINED ABOUT 2 TABLESPOONS OF WATER. THE SPARKPLUGS HAD ACCUMULATED A LARGE AMOUNT OF CARBON. ALL ELSE APPEARED NORMAL.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..WATER



Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..CORRODED


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER FEATHERING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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