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Piper PA-28-236, Letzig Farms Inc., N4376V: Accident occurred October 27, 2016 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Kansas City FSDO-63

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Lexington, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-236, registration: N4376V
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 27, 2016, about 1130 central daylight time, a Piper PA 28-236 airplane, N4376V, impacted terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power on takeoff at the Lexington Municipal Airport (4K3), near Lexington, Missouri. The private pilot and his three passengers were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Letzig Farms Inc. and was operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which did not operate on a flight plan. The flight was originating from 4K3 at the time of the accident and was destined for the Camdenton Memorial-Lake Regional Airport, near Camdenton, Missouri.

At 1115, the recorded weather at the Midwest National Air Center Airport, near Mosby, Missouri, was: Wind 140 degrees at 3 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 14 degrees C; dew point 10 degrees C; altimeter 30.28 inches of mercury.

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