Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2007 Issue

September 30, 2007, Taos, N.M., Piper PA-28R-201T

During an attempted return to the departure point in response to an in-flight fire, the airplane’s engine lost power and the pilot subsequently performed a wheels-up landing at approximately 0830 Mountain time in rough terrain one mile south of the airport. The airplane was destroyed. Visual conditions prevailed. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight originated at 0815.

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