About 3,800 Ft AGL, The Engine Lost Power

Location: Washington, UT Accident Number: WPR22LA127
Date & Time: March 24, 2022, 13:50 Local Registration: N111NW
Aircraft: Piper PA-32R-300 Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On March 24, 2022, about 1350 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-32R-300, N111NW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near St. George, Utah. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that during the approach to runway 19 at St. George Regional Airport (SGU), about 3,800 ft agl, the engine lost power. Despite several attempts, he was unsuccessful at restarting the engine. He lowered the flaps to try and gain lift and soon realized he was not going to make the runway.

The airplane impacted rough desert terrain and slid about 100 ft before coming to a stop. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The landing gear collapsed and separated. Evidence of fuel was identified in both main wing tanks.

The wreckage was relocated to a secured facility for further examination.

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