NTSB Identification: FTW83LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22695.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 1983 in ANTHONY, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N8728P
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.

THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN A FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS IN CRUISE FLT. THE PLT SAID THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH & THEN LOST POWER COMPLETELY. HIS ATTEMPTS TO RESTART WERE UNSUCCESSFUL AND HE MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD. THEROAD HAD 3 FT HIGH DIRT BANKS ON EITHER SIDE ABOUT 28 FT APART. THE WINGS STRUCK THE EMBANKMENTS. THE ENGINE WAS EXAMINED AND TEST RUN AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND PERFORMED NORMALLY.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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