NTSB Identification: FTW83LA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21823.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 03, 1983 in LA PORTE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA P337H, registration: N4BX
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT STARTED ITS INITIAL CLIMB, THEN ENTERED A SLOW DESCENT. THE FLIGHT WAS CONTINUED UNTIL THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TV CABLE, SUSPENDED BELOW TELEPHONE CABLES ON THE SAME POLES. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND, BOUNCED & BECAME AIRBORNE 2 TIMES, THEN CONTINUED ON THE GROUND. THE PLANE CROSSED A ROAD, HIT A ROAD SIGN, RAN THROUGH A FENCE, HIT A DETACHED GARAGE, THEN FLIPPED INVERTED & STOPPED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE REAR ENGINE LOST EITHER PARTIAL OR ALL POWER. A MECHANIC REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT TAXI WITH THE AFT ENGINE NOT OPERATING. REPORTEDLY, HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE PLT TO TELL HIM. NO ROTATIONAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED ON THE AFT PROPELLER. DURING AN OPERATIONAL EXAM OF THE POWER PLANTS, THE AFT ENGINE CHECKED NORMAL, BUT THE FRONT ENGINE WOULD DEVELOP ONLY APRX 200 HP INSTEAD OF THE 225 RATED TAKEOFF HP DUE TO A FAULTY ENGINE TURBO CONTROLLER. THE PLT TOLD A POLICE OFFICER THAT HE HAD A COUPLE OF DRINKS & WAS ARRESTED FOR INTOXICATION WHEN HE REFUSED A BREATHALIZER TEST.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

EXHAUST SYSTEM,TURBOCHARGER..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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