NTSB Identification: ANC92LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47439.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, February 28, 1992 in QUINHAGAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N6312H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE AT CRUISE FLIGHT AT 3,700 FEET MSL, HE MADE A POWER REDUCTION IN PREPARATION TO DESCEND TO 3,000 FEET. AT THAT TIME HE HEARD A LOUD BANG AND THE ENGINE QUIT SUDDENLY AND COMPLETELY. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND WITH THE FUEL OR THE AIRPLANE'S FUEL OR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY ON A TEST STAND, AND WAS DISASSEMBLED AND LATER RETURNED TO SERVICE WITH NO PROBLEMS NOTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN ON WHICH TO MAKE THE FORCED LANDING.
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