NTSB Identification: FTW91LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44677.
Accident occurred Friday, May 17, 1991 in MARKED TREE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: Cessna 210L, registration: N29163
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 SINGLE ENGINE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER (MECHANICAL FAILURE) WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO A NEARBY AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP ON MUDDY TERRAIN APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT A HOLE WAS BURNED IN A PISTON HEAD FROM DETONATION. A CONNECTING ROD SEPARATED AND PENETRATED THE ENGINE CASE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE ENGINE PISTON AND CONNECTING ROD. A FACTOR WAS THE WET LANDING AREA.
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