NTSB Identification: LAX81FVD36
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N9578K

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2380   81/8/1    SANTA ROSA,CA       PIPER PA-28         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 42, 142
        TIME - 1150                    N9578K              PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 50 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SONOMA COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          VAN NUYS,CA                 SANTA ROSA,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: CYLINDER ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- 7 OUT OF 8 CYL HOLD DWN STUDS ON NO 3 CYL FAILED.LNDD IN GRAPE VINEYARD.

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