NTSB Identification: CHI83LA058
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 11, 1982 in LACON, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/11/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N77340
Injuries: 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.

AFTER A NORMAL LIFTOFF TO PATTERN ALTITUDE THE ENGINE BEGAN TO MISS AND BACKFIRE. THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT PERFORMED A THOROUGH MAGNETO CHECK FINDING NO UNUSUAL INDICATIONS. THE PILOT TOOKOFF AND AT APPROXIMATELY 200 FT THE ENGINE BACK TO MISS AND LOST POWER. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A CORN FIELD, 1/4 MILE FROM THE AIRPORT.INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OF FAILURE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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