NTSB Identification: SEA94LA151.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1994 in INDIAN VALLEY, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N735QB
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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WHILE IN CRUISE THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE CEASED DEVELOPING POWER AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO AN ALFALFA FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED A FENCE AND THEN CROSSED OVER A ROADWAY DURING WHICH THE NOSE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE PORTIONS OF THE NO. 1 CONNECTING ROD FROM THE ENGINE REVEALED HIGH CYCLE FATIGUE OF ONE OF THE ROD CAP BOLTS.

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

CONNECTING ROD BOLT FATIGUE AND NO SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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