Friday, July 01, 2022

Piper PA-22-135, N3200B: Incident occurred June 30, 2022 in Richmond, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft departed, experienced engine issues and landed on a road. 

Date: 30-JUN-22
Time: 23:08:00Z
Regis#: N3200B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

1 comment:

  1. I'm the owner/pilot of this aircraft. I experienced severe loss of power and extreme vibration after an exhaust valve broke off inside the cylinder. I was at 1000' AGL and there was a long road below me without obstructions. Aircraft was trailered to a local airport that night, new engine was purchased and installed by January 2023, and the aircraft flew it's first post-incident cross country down to Alabama in February 2023.

    The phase of flight of engine failure was not takeoff, it was during cruise. I had planned to practice grass runway operations as I was planning on heading to my cousin's cabin and landing on a short grass runway the following day.