NTSB Identification: NYC83FA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20299.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 05, 1983 in NEWBURY, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N6845J
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT LEVELED AT 2500 FT & AFTER CRUISING FOR ABOUT 20 MIN, DESCENDED TO 1500 FT MSL. SHORTLY AFTER LEVELING AT 1500 FT, THERE WAS A SLIGHT REDUCTION IN ENGINE RPM. THE PLT STATED THAT HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, BUT THE RPM CONTINUED TO DROP. SUBSEQUENTLY, THERE WAS A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. WHILE LANDING IN AN AREA WITH HIGH VEGETATION & TREES, THE ACFT BOUNCED AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HIT A TREE & CAME TO REST WITH THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT & ENGINE WERE EXAMINED, BUT NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURES WERE FOUND. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE SKY WAS CLEAR, VISIBILITY 15 MI, WIND FROM 320 DEG AT 25 GUSTING 35 KTS, TEMP 28 DEG.

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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