NTSB Identification: MIA95LA163.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 27, 1995 in TITUSVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1996
Aircraft: Beech A36, registration: N72016
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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While in cruise, the engine began running rough, and the pilot noted a loss of oil pressure. Shortly thereafter, he observed flames and oil coming from the engine area. He shut the engine down and executed a forced landing to a beach. During the landing, the airplane struck a sand dune. Examination of the engine revealed the No. 6 cylinder barrel had failed due to corrosion fatigue.

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

failure of the No. 6 cylinder barrel due to corrosion fatigue, which resulted in a loss of power. A factor relating to the accident was: the lack of suitable terrain for an emergency landing.

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