NTSB Identification: CHI88LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36188.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 23, 1988 in KANKAKEE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N4917K
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 ENROUTE TO ST. LOUIS, MO, ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN WHEN HE NOTICED A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE AND DECIDED TO LAND AT A NEARBY AIRPORT. ALTHOUGH THE PILOT DID NOT DECLARE AN EMERGENCY HE WAS GIVEN VECTORS TO THE AIRPORT BY AN ARTCC CONTROLLER. THE PILOT TOLD THE CONTROLLER THAT THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING. THE PILOT THEN MADE A VISUAL APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT AND APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE AIRPORT THE ENGINE QUIT. ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED WERE NOT SUFFICIENT ENOUGH FOR THE AIRCRAFT TO MAKE THE AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED SOME TREES BEFORE IMPACTING THE TERRAIN IN AN OPEN FIELD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE NO.3 ENGINE CYLINDER HAD SEPARATED AT ITS BASE DUE TO FATIGUE CRACKS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FATIGUE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


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