NTSB Identification: MIA93LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50496.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 27, 1993 in PLANTATION, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/10/1994
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-28A, registration: N203CB
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH 2,200 FEET AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE BEGAN TO VIBRATE. A SHORT TIME LATER A POWER LOSS WAS NOTED AND THE PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY, AND REQUESTED VECTORS TO THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT. ALTITUDE COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED WITH THE POWER AVAILABLE AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A GOLF COURSE. POSTCRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE MASTER ROD MAIN BEARING HAD FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE MASTER ROD MAIN BEARING WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND A SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING.
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