NTSB Identification: DEN83LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21637.
Accident occurred Monday, August 08, 1983 in WAGNER, SD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4573M
Injuries: 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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG BEGAN LOOSING POWER AS HE APPROACHED HIS DESTINATION. HE ELECTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A ROAD TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM. HE STATED THAT HE MADE A STALLED LANDING THAT CAUSED THE TAILWHEEL TO UNLOCK & ALLOWED THE ACFT TO VEER TO THE LEFT. HE ADDED POWER TO CORRECT THE SITUATION, THEN THE LEFT WING HIT A WIRE. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ENG PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY THE MAGNETOS WHICH HAD RECENTLY BEEN WORKED ON.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,PARTIAL
PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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