NTSB Identification: NYC92DGM02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52743.
Accident occurred Friday, June 19, 1992 in ERIE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/09/1993
Aircraft: PERES 5151, registration: N5151M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ON CLIMBOUT WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING GOOD, AND THEN IT LOST POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING TO AN OPEN FIELD, BUT LANDED SHORT AND STRUCK TREES. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE #2 CYLINDER PISTON HAD SEIZED.

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

SEIZURE OF THE #2 PISTON WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOST OF ENGINE POWER AND SUBSEQUENT COLLISION WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING.

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