Date: August 14, 1994
Time: 09:27
Location: Kenai, Alaska
Operator: Air Taxi - Lake Clark Air Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Merrill Field, AK - Port Alsworth, AK
AC Type: Piper PA-32-260
Registration: N4839S
cn / ln: 321268
Aboard: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Suffered engine failure and made a crash landing on terrain near the shoreline of a body of water. Fatigue cracking of the engine case, which resulted in eventual damage to the #3 cylinder studs/engine through-bolts, subsequent separation of the #3 cylinder and piston, and an in-flight fire. Inadequate maintenance and inspection.

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