NTSB Identification: LAX83FUJ46
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 31, 1982 in KAYENTA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N8850W
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

A WITNESS REPORTED THAT AT ABOUT 200-250 FT THE ENG SPUTTERED, THE ACFT LEVELED OFF & THE ENG STARTED AGAIN. THE ACFT THEN MADE A RIGHT TURN & THE ENG SPUTTERED AGAIN & QUIT. THE RIGHT WING DROPPED DRASTICALLY. NO MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOTED DURING THE ENG TEAR DOWN INSPECTION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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