NTSB Identification: NYC83FA012
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 24, 1982 in DEXTER, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4031W
Injuries: 4 Serious.
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.
THE AIRCRAFT MADE A FORCED LANDING GOING UPSLOPE ON A RIVER BANK FOLLOWING AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE LANDING WAS MADE JUST SHORT OF AN OPEN FIELD. THE ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED AT 1404 FEET. THE POWER LOSS WAS DUE TO FAILURE OF CRANKSHAFT GEAR INDEXING DOWEL PIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FAILURE,TOTAL
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