NTSB Identification: FTW84LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23705.
Accident occurred Monday, November 21, 1983 in CAMERON, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA28RT-201T, registration: N2124N
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER ENGINE FAILURE. DURING POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION THE CLAMP WHICH SECURES THE TURBOCHARGER INLET TUBE TO THE ENGINE EXHAUST WAS FOUND TO BE OFF THE THREADS OF THE BOLT AND WERE NOT DAMAGED AND THE NUT WAS MISSING. RECORDS SHOWED THAT THE ENGINE WAS GIVEN A TOP OVERHAUL SEVEN HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THIS WAS DONE BY THE OWNER AND THE CLAMP WOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED AT THAT TIME. THE PLT REPORTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT DURING THE FLT THE ACFT WAS CRUSING AT 4500 FT WHEN WE HEARD A THUMP IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND THE ENGINE QUIT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:EXHAUST SYSTEM,TURBOCHARGER..DISCONNECTED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
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