NTSB Identification: LAX76FUJ61
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N55173

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0571  76/2/22    NOGALES,AZ          PIPER PA-28         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 39, 80 TOTAL
        TIME - 1230                    N55173              PX-  0  0  5  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 65 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - NOGALES INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NOGALES,AZ                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: PISTON,PISTON RINGS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - TEMPERATURE TOO LOW
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT CROSS WIND 068-112 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           65                                                      135
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           17                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- NR 2 CYL WALL GROOVED,TOP PISTON RING BROKEN. LND IN DIRECT R X-WIND GUSTING TO 34K.

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