Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Piper PA-28RT-201T Arrow IV, N2148J: Accident occurred May 29, 2022 near W4 Ranch Airport (84TE), Morgan, Bosque County, Texas

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. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

Location: Morgan, Texas 
Accident Number: CEN22LA227
Date and Time: May 29, 2022, 15:27 Local 
Registration: N2148J
Aircraft: Piper PA-28RT-201T
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 29, 2022, about 1527 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-28RT, N2148J, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near W4 Ranch Airport (84TE), Morgan, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

While in cruise flight at 9,500 ft mean sea level (msl), the pilot observed the throttle lever creep back and a burning smell. The pilot descended to about 5,000 ft msl and observed heat in the flight deck with low #3 cylinder heat temperature and manifold pressure, followed by a loud rattling engine noise. The pilot shut off the engine and flew a forced landing to runway 17 at 84TE. The airplane touched down short of the runway and impacted a hill, which resulted in damage to the right wing. The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N2148J
Model/Series: PA-28RT-201T 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KINJ,685 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 18 knots / 24 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.67 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pampa, TX (PPA)
Destination: Houston, TX (AXH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.99,-97.55 (est)

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed one (1) mile short of the runway.  

Date: 29-MAY-22
Time: 20:27:00Z
Regis#: N2148J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28RT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

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