NTSB Identification: CHI84LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22459.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1983 in HOWELL, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300, registration: N30027
Injuries: 3 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 ON ITS 1ST FLT AFTER AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. DURING TAKEOFF, A PARTIAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED AT APRX 200 FT AGL. THE PLT INITIATED A TURN BACK TOWARD THE ARPT, THEN ELECTED TO LAND ON OR NEAR THE MEDIAN OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. DURING THE LANDING, A WINGTIP DRAGGED ON THE SHOULDER OF THE INTERSTATE. THE ACFT THEN SLID ABOUT 200 FT & CAME TO REST ON THE SHOULDER. ABOUT 5 TO 10 MIN LATER, THE ACFT STARTED TO BURN & EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE OCCURRED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING AN EXAM OF THE AIRFRAME & POWERPLANT.

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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