NTSB Identification: NYC88FA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38628.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 24, 1988 in WAYNESBURG, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N3467R
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTURE FROM RUNWAY 26, THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE FAILED. THE AIRCRAFT BANKED TO ABOUT 90 DEGREES, DESCENDED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DESCRIBED THE WIND AS VERY GUSTY AND VARYING OUT OF THE SOUTH AT APPROXIMATELY 10-20 KNOTS. THE POST ACC ENG TEARDOWN SHOWED THAT THE ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLY FOR THE #1 CYLINDER HAD FAILED. LAB EXAM OF THE FAILURE SHOWED FATIGUE CRACKS AT THE FRACTURE ORIGINS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,ROCKER ARM/TAPPET..FATIGUE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,ROCKER ARM/TAPPET..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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