NTSB Identification: SEA83FYK01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 10, 1982 in 27NE ROGUE RIVE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/10/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N656ZM
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.

AT 9,500 FT THE ENG FAILED. THE ACFT IMPACTED A LARGE TREE WHILE MANEUVERING TO LAND ON A RURAL ROAD IN HEAVILY FORESTED MOUNTAINS. ENG EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE TOP OF THE CASE HAD A LARGE HOLE ON THE REAR PORTION. PUSHROD HOUSINGS WERE MISSING FROM #5 & #6 CYLINDERS. THE REAR CASE CONTAINED MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF METAL PIECES. THE MAJOR PORTIONOF THE #5 CONROD WAS MISSING.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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