NTSB Identification: FTW84LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23425.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 16, 1983 in SEMINOLE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36, registration: N9936P
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.
ABOUT HALF WAY THRU A TURNAROUND MANEUVER, THE PLT NOTED A LOSS OF ENG POWER & NOTICED THAT THE MANIFOLD PRESSURE HAD DROPPED ABOUT 5 INCHES. DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF POWER LINES, HE WAS UNABLE LEVEL HIS WINGS. ALSO, BEFORE HE COULD DUMP HIS LOAD, THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND & THE ACFT CRASHED. THE ACFT THEN BEGAN BURNING & WAS DEMOLISHED BY FIRE. THE PLT SUSPECTED A TURBOCHARGER MALFUNCTION; HOWEVER, DUE TO IMPACT & FIRE DAMAGE, THIS COULD NOT BE VERIFIED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)
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