NTSB Identification: MIA82IA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Monday, March 08, 1982 in NEAR MELBOURNE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/08/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N3505Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN IN THE PRACTICE AREA SOUTHWEST OF MELBOURNE, FL DOING COMMERCIAL FLIGHT CHECK MANEUVERS FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, AFTER COMPLETING HIS MANEUVERS HE CIRCLED A LAKE ONCE AT 1000' AGL AND THEN HEADED TOWARD MELBOURNE. AS HE APPLIED POWER TO CLIMB TO A HIGHER ALTITUDE THE ENGINE QUIT. AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENGINE, THE PILOT EXECUTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD. MINOR DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO THE NOSE GEAR AND LOWER ENGINE COWL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN OUT OF THE FIELD AFTER THE NECESSARY REPAIRS WERE MADE. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO DISCREPANCIES AND THE CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD
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