NTSB Identification: CHI90LA267.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42219.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1990 in TROY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N6873M
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, DURING INITIAL CLIMB, THE PLT SAID THAT THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SPUTTER AND RUN ROUGH. HE MADE A TURN TO RETURN FOR LANDING, BUT WAS TOO HIGH AND FAST, AND OVERSHOT THE AIRPORT. AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS ATTEMPTED IN A NEARBY FIELD WHICH RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ROCKER ARM BOSSES ON # 2 CYLINDER HAD FAILED, WHICH CAUSED THE PARTIAL POWER LOSS AND ENGINE ROUGHNESS.

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

A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FAILURE OF THE ROCKER ARM BOSSES ON THE #2 CYLINDER.

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