NTSB Identification: ATL95LA042.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, January 18, 1995 in BOONE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: MATTO KR-2A MODIFIED, registration: N612W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, ABOUT 5,500 FEET MSL, THE PROPELLER SEPARATED FROM THE ENGINE. THE PILOT SET UP FOR A FORCED LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED ON AN OPEN FIELD, ON RISING MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THE PROPELLER WAS NOT LOCATED. THREE BOLTS ENDS REMAINED IN THE PROPELLER FLANGE, AND ALL SHOWED EVIDENCE OF OVERLOAD. THE OTHER THREE BOLTS WERE NOT LOCATED.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PROPELLER RETAINING BOLTS FOR AN UNDETERMINED REASON, WHICH RESULTED IN THE SEPARATION OF THE PROPELLER FROM THE ENGINE. THE RISING, MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WAS A FACTOR.

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