NTSB Identification: BFO91LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50121.
Accident occurred Friday, March 22, 1991 in HAGERSTOWN, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5241D
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 WAS EN ROUTE WHEN THE ENGINE POWER DECREASED TO 1500 RPM. HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE SO HE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD, WHERE THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A FENCE. THE EXAMINATION REVEALED THE CAMSHAFT LOBES WERE SEVERELY WORNED.

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

WORN CAMSHAFT LOBES WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

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