NTSB Identification: FTW83LA304.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23273.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in LANGLEY, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: NONE
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 NON-RATED PLT STATED THAT THE ENG LOST POWER AFTER HE TOOK OFF & HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG. DURING A FORCED LANDING, HE WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR OVER WIRES. HE SAID THE NOSEWHEEL HIT THE GROUND & THE ACFT TUMBLED AS HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO GLIDE UNDER THE WIRES. THE ACCIDENT WAS NOT REPORTED UNTIL 3 DAYS LATER. HIGHWAY PATROL INVESTIGATORS REPORTED MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED WHEN THE PLT & SOME FRIENDS WERE HIDING THE ACFT BEHIND TREES. THE PLT INDICATED HE PERFORMED ALL MAINTENANCE ON THE ACFT; HOWEVER, HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT AN ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS. A NUMBER (N2554P) WAS REPORTEDLY DISPLAYED ON THE ACFT, BUT IT HAD BEEN ISSUED TO ANOTHER ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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