NTSB Identification: CHI84LA408.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27663.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 1984 in DEFIANCE, OH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-150, registration: N1424P
Injuries: 2 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.
DURING INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB AT ALT OF 300 FT AGL, 9 1/4 INCHES OF RT ENGINE PROP BLADE SEPARATED. FORCED LANDING WAS MAKE IN FIELD DURING WHICH TIME THE RT WING CONTACTED A TREE. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION REVEALED PROGRESSIVE FATIGUE OVER 75% OF THE FRACTURED SURFACE ORIGINATING FROM TWO SMALL SHALLOW PITS ON THE CAMBERED SUFACE LEADING EDGE OF THE BLADE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE..POOR..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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