NTSB Identification: SEA83LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20793.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 06, 1983 in AMERICAN FALLS, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-150, registration: N3172P
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN AN OFF AIRPORT FORCED LANDING DUE TO WATER IN THE FUEL. THE ACFT TOOK OFF AND AT 3OO FEET THE LEFT ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A LEFT TURN BACK TO THE AIRPORT WHEN THE RIGHT ENGINE STARTED TO SPUTTER. THEPILOT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN A PASTURE. DURING ROLL-OUT THE ACFT HIT A 2 FOOT DECLINE IN TERRAIN WHICH DAMAGED THE LEFT GEAR, THE STEP AND THE LEFT WING. WATER WAS FOUND IN BOTH FUEL TANKS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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