NTSB Identification: CHI74FEM38
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N3911W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0296   74/2/5    PELLSTON,MICH       PIPER PA-32         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 46, 821
        TIME - 1040                    N3911W              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 740 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EMMET COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PELLSTON,MICH               KOKOMO,IND
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LACK OF LUBRICATION-SPECIFIC PART,NOT SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - TEMPERATURE TOO LOW
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- PILOT DID NOT PREHEAT OIL SUFFICIENTLY PRIOR TO FLIGHT.NR CON ROD FAILED IN BEARING AREA.

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