NTSB Identification: CHI93LA197.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 05, 1993 in INDIANOLA, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N2267S
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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WHILE IN NIGHT VFR CONDITIONS THE AIRPLANE SUFFERED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT CONDUCTED A FORCED LANDING INTO A FIELD WITH THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED. A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED A FRACTURED CRANKSHAFT. FURTHER LABORATORY TESTS FAILED TO REVEAL THE CAUSE OF THE FATIGUE FRACTURE.

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

A FATIGUE FRACTURE OF THE CRANKSHAFT.

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