NTSB Identification: ATL82IA287
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Sunday, August 29, 1982 in BELTSVILLE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8245N
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.

DURING A PRACTICE FLIGHT IN PREPARATION FOR A BFR, THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING VFR GO AROUNDS AT A CLOSED AIRPORT. ON THE SECOND CIRCUIT WHILE ON DOWNWIND, THE ENGINE FAILED WHILE AT IDLE. THE PILOTS ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE AIRCRAFT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL AND HE ELECTED TO EXECUTE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A CORN FIELD. DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO THE NOSE GEAR, RIGHT MAIN GEAR AND RIGHT WING TIP AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE REASON FOR 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

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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