NTSB Identification: SEA94LA099.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 13, 1994 in COALVILLE, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N2728K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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WHILE EN ROUTE ON AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE CONNECTING ROD TO THE NUMBER THREE CYLINDER FAILED, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF POWER. THE INTRUCTOR ATTEMPTED TO MAKE IT TO A DIRT STRIP FOR A FORCED LANDING. HE LANDED SHORT, AND THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE FAILURE OF THE CONNECTING ROD. FACTORS INCLUDE THE ROUGH UNEVEN TERRAIN ENCOUNTERED DURING THE FORCED LANDING.

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