Sunday, October 13, 2013

Corvette Forum: Fourth Anniversary of Forced Landing - Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six, N3357W, Accident occurred in Peoria, Illinois

by jackhall99:   "On Oct.17th, it will be four years since my son had a forced landing on Allen Road just south of West Willow Knoll Drive in Peoria. At the time, he was 17, had 135 hours as a private pilot, and was taking off from Peoria Airport to head home to complete a time-building flight toward earning his Commercial Pilot License...." 

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NTSB Identification: CEN10LA023
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Peoria, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N3357W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The accident occurred about 8 minutes after takeoff on the final leg of a three leg cross-country flight. The pilot reported engine roughness followed by a partial loss of engine power during the climb out after takeoff, followed by a complete loss of engine power. The pilot’s attempts to restore engine power were not successful and he subsequently executed a forced landing onto a road about 7 miles from the departure airport. The right main landing gear struck a traffic light during the approach and the airplane landed hard. A post impact fire ensued and the pilot evacuated the airplane without injury. Post-accident examination of the engine and associated components did not reveal anomalies consistent with a pre-impact failure or malfunction.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons during climb out after takeoff, which resulted in a forced landing to a roadway.

NTSB Report:

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