On April 1, 1994, at 1820 central standard time, a Piper PA-28- 140, N3521K, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near San Angelo, Texas. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated in the Pilot/Operator report that after takeoff the aircraft would not develop sufficient power to maintain altitude. He further reported that he executed a forced landing in a field and that "on roll out, the wing tips struck a fence" west of the departure end of the runway.
An examination of the aircraft by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector and the operator revealed that the muffler baffle had come lose.
The aircraft was released to the owner.