NTSB Identification: MKC72AK063
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of AIR SPRINGFIEL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N4001R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1804  72/5/25    POPLAR BLUFF,MO     PIPER PA-32         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1415                    N4001R              PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 21, 1179 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            48 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EARL FIELDS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FARMINGTON,MO               POPLAR BLUFF,MO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           TERRAIN - HIDDEN OBSTRUCTIONS
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- CONROD CAP ATTACH BOLT FAILED. HIT MOUND HIDDEN BY TALL GRASS.

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