NTSB Identification: ATL83LA327.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22533.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1983 in BASYE, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28AT-201T, registration: N8242L
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 FLT INSTRUCTOR (CFI) WAS GIVING THE PRIVATE PLT A FAMILIARIZATION FLT. DURING AN APCH TO RWY 23 AT BASYE, VA, AT DUSK, THE ACFT GOT LOW & THE CFI INSTRUCTED THE PLT TO ADD POWER. HOWEVER, WHEN THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED, THE ENG REPORTEDLY DID NOT RESPOND. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY, THEN ROLLED ACROSS A DRAINAGE LEVEE WHERE THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. LATER AFTER THE ENG WAS REPAIRED, IT LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF. THE EMERGENCY BOOST PUMP WAS TURNED ON & POWER WAS RESTORED. THE PLT RETURNED FOR LANDING & TURNED THE BOOST PUMP OFF ON SHORT FINAL & POWER WAS LOST AGAIN, BUT POWER WAS AGAIN RESTORED WHEN IT WAS TURNED ON. THE ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP WAS REPLACED & THE ACFT WAS TEST FLOWN AGAIN & OPERATED NORMALLLY. THE FUEL PUMP THAT WAS REMOVED WAS BENCH TESTED LATER, BUT WAS FOUND TO MEET THE MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS.

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

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