NTSB Identification: LAX81FA015
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N2553P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3738  80/11/17   SANTA ROSA,CA       PIPER PA-38         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1729                    N2553P              PX-  1  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 25, 254 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SONOMA COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SANTA ROSA,CA               HEALDSBURG,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           STALL: SPIRAL                                            LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: VALVE ASSEMBLIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- PUSHROD,NR4 INTAKE VALVE,FLARED.THERMAL FATIGUE OF VALVE.1ST TKOF ABORTED DUE PWR LOSS.

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