NTSB Identification: SEA84FA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26824.
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 1984 in BURLEY, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301T, registration: N8160B
Injuries: 6 Serious.

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.

WHILE CLIMBING AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG SURGED TWICE, THEN QUIT. THE PLT REPOSITIONED THE FUEL SELECTOR, CHECKED THAT THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP WAS 'ON' & RESTARTED THE ENG, THEN STARTED TO RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT. HOWEVER, ABOUT 1 MIN LATER, THE ENG LOST POWER AGAIN & AN OFF ARPT LANDING WAS MADE. DURING THE LANDING, THE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP, BUT STRUCK A COW & A SMALL ELECTRIC FENCE BEFORE COMING TO REST. EXAMS OF THE ACFT SYSTEMS WERE MADE, BUT NO REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER COULD BE FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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