NTSB Identification: FTW83LA291.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23261.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 21, 1983 in LEGGETT, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N44294
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 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 A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE FAILED WHILE CRUISING AT 2500 FT. THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN AN OPEN FIELD. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED A MISSING OIL DRAIN PLUG. 2 PISTONS FAILED FROM LACK OF OIL. THE ACFT HAD A 100 HOUR INSPECTION AND OIL CHANGE ABOUT 11 HOURS FLT TIME BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL MAGNETIC PLUG..SEPARATION

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

MAINTENANCE,100-HOUR INSPECTION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION

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