NTSB Identification: LAX84LA470.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26606.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 1984 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N29484
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.

AT 100 TO 150 FT AGL ENG RPM DECREASED TO ABOUT 1,500. A TURN BACK TO THE ARPT WAS INITIATED. ON SHORT FINAL THE LEFT WINGTIP STRUCK A FENCE CAUSING THE ACFT TO CARTWHEEL TO A STOP ON ARPT PROPERTY. ENG EXAM REVEALED THAT THE #2 CYL WAS DEVELOPING NO COMPRESSION DUE TO A WARPED INTAKE VALVE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..LEAK



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