NTSB Identification: MIA84FA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23442.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in VERO BEACH, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4095R
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM RWY 29L THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. A TURN BACK TO THE ARPT WAS MADE WHEN THE ENG QUIT & THE ACFT STRUCK TREES & BUSHES ABOUT 350 FT SHORT OF RWY 11L. TEARDOWN OF THE ENG & FUEL INJECTOR SYSTEM REVEALED THAT THE INJECTOR FOR THE #5 CYL WAS TOTALLY PLUGGED & THE INJECTOR FOR THE #6 CYL WAS 50% BLOCKED. THE LAST ANNUAL WAS ON 10/7/83 & THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF THE FUEL INJECTORS BEING CLEANED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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