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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135334
Last updated: 30 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: N9347T
C/n / msn: 38-78A0059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Granbury, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:San Marcos, TX (HYI)
Destination airport:Granbury, TX (0TX1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
A partial loss of engine power occured during a descent through 3,000 feet MSL. The 11,000-hour pilot stated the engine "ran rough for about 5 seconds, then went to 1,500 rpm." The pilot executed a forced landing into a nearby hay field. Engine continuity, compression and magnetos were checked and verified. The carburetor heat valve was intact; however, travel was partial due to the housing sliding in the clamp. The FAA inspector was unable to verify if fuel system was functional from the tank to the engine because the fuel had been removed. Maintenance records were reviewed and no anomalies noted. According to the aircraft's maintenance records, the most recent annual inspection was completed on July 14, 2003. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for an undetermined reason. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain available for the forced landing.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 19:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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