NTSB Identification: ATL93LA139.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 02, 1993 in MONCKS CORNER, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N7027P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING CRUISE FLIGHT AT 2000 FEET AGL. THE PILOT FORCE LANDED THE AIRPLANE IN A FIELD APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES EAST OF THE AIRPORT. THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED ON ROLLOUT WHEN IT STRUCK A LINE OF BUSHES. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER HAD BROKEN OFF IN THE FLANGE RADIUS, WHICH RESULTED IN FAILURE OF THE NUMBER ONE PISTON AT THE WRIST PIN. NO EVIDENCE OF FATIGUE WAS FOUND ON THE CYLINDER FRACTURE SURFACES.

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

FAILURE OF THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER AT THE CYLINDER FLANGE RADIUS.

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