NTSB Identification: FTW96LA184.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 26, 1996 in EL PASO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/09/1996
Aircraft: Cessna T210M, registration: N724YY
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 Uninjured.

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While entering a left base leg for landing, the engine lost power. A forced landing to a city street was executed. During the landing roll, the airplane collided with a pickup truck, light poles, and a retaining wall. Internal examination of the engine revealed the #2 main bearing had heat damage and had spun. The #2 rod cap bearing had heavy wear and was heat discolored.

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

failure of the #2 cylinder connecting rod bolt due to oil starvation as a result of the shifting of the main bearing. A factor was the unsuitable terrain for the forced landing.

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