NTSB Identification: NYC84LA317.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26720.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 19, 1984 in MEDFORD, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N33396
Injuries: 3 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 ENGINE RUN-UP, RIGHT MAGNETO HAD EXCESSIVE RPM DROP. PLT LEANED MIXTURE FOR BURN-OUT AND INAVVERTENTLY SHUT DOWN ENGINE. AFTER RESTART, PLT RAN ENGINE WITH LEAN MIXTURE; SUBSEQUENT MAGNETO CHECK WAS WITHIN LIMITS. AT 300 FT AGL ON INITIAL CLIMB, ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. PLT DETERMINED SAFE FLIGHT COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED, SHUT DOWN ENGINE AND EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING. GEAR COLLAPSED ON ROUGH TERRAIN. INVESTIGATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE REASON FOR POWER LOSS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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