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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133437
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:04-DEC-1987
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28RT-201T
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: C-GRQE
MSN: 28R7931263
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houlton, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a personal transportation flight to Quebec City in Canada and while cruising at about 6500 feet, the aircraft experienced an oil pressure light illumination, 43 nautical miles nnw of Houlton VOR on a 306 degree heading. The engine then started to run rough and eventually lost power. Emergency was declared and the aircraft landed on its belly on a logging road. The right wing hit a tree stump, the aircraft was destroyed.
Investigation revealed that #1 connecting rod had failed. The engine showed signs of heat distress around the #1 rod. The aircraft had oil on the sides and bottom of the fuselage. There was also a hole in the top rear of the engine.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001213X32774
https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CCARCS-RIACC/ADetHis.aspx?id=639551&rfr=RchHsRes.aspx?st=2&m=%7c%7c&cn=%7c%7c&mn=%7c%7c&sn=%7c%7c&cnn=%7c%7c&tn=%7c%7c&ln=%7cDOWNEY%7c&fn=%7c%7c&rfr2=RchHs.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2020 20:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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