NTSB Identification: DEN86LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30789.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 19, 1986 in CEDAR CITY, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N5950D
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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 STATED THAT WHILE IN CRUISE FLT, A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD FOLLOWED BY AIR ENTERING THE COCKPIT. THE PLT SAID HE INITIALLY REDUCED PWR, NOT KNOWING WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WHEN NO VISUAL PROBLEM WITH THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND, HE ADDED PWR, BUT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT & NOTICED SOME DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEMS. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE FABRIC AT THE TOP OF THE OUTSIDE WINDSCREEN HAD SEPARATED & FORMED A LARGE SCOOP AREA. AD 74-17-04 WHICH REQUIRED THE INSTALLATION OF PIPER SERVICE KIT # 754-404, HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

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

FUSELAGE,SKIN..SEPARATION

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

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT FOLLOWED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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