NTSB Identification: CHI88LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35487.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 27, 1988 in LA PORTE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20A, registration: N6072X
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE POWER FAILURE AND WHILE THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING RAN THROUGH A FENCE AND BETWEEN TWO TREES SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. POST ACC INVEST REVEALED A FAILED CYLINDER. FAA CONDUCTED AN ENG TEARDOWN AND INDICATED IN THEIR REPORT THAT THE TORQUE VALUES ON THE CYLINDERS WAS BELOW MANUFACTURERS VALUES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CYLINDERS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL
MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
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