NTSB Identification: MIA83FA046
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 08, 1982 in VALPARAISO, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-601P, registration: N90692
Injuries: 3 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.

TWO MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT REPORTED A LOSS OF THE LEFT ENG. HE WAS IMMEDIATELY CLEARED FOR A LANDING AT EGLIN AFB. WHILE MANEUVERING FOR A LANDING THE LEFT ENG & WING SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. THE ENG WAS SEPARATED FROM THE WING & SHOWED EVIDENCE OF IN FLIGHT FIRE. THE MOST INTENSE HEAT WAS IN THE ENG ACCESSORY SECTION IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE BENDIX FUEL SERVO & THE INBOARD TURBOCHARGER. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE TO THE OIL & FUEL LINES ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACCESSORY SECTION, THE OIL DIPSTICK SHOWED NO OIL & THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THE OIL HAD SPILLED IN THE IMPACT CRATER. ABOUT 25 MIN PRIOR TO TAKEOFF THE PLT TELEPHONED THE MAINT. FACILITY WHO HAD ACCOMPLISHED RECENT MAJOR REPAIRS ON THE ACFT & RELATED HE WAS EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY WITH THE LEFT THROTTLE. THE PLT WAS ADVISED TO HAVE A MECHANIC CHECK IT OUT.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FIRE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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

WING,SPAR..FIRE

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

WING,SPAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WING..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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