NTSB Identification: FTW88FA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38636.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 28, 1988 in EAGLE LAKE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA P206D, registration: N8721Z
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 Uninjured.

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.

AN INFLIGHT FIRE ERUPTED FOLLOWING THE SEPARATION OF THE NUMBER 4 CYLINDER. A METALLURGIST DETERMINED THAT STUDS FAILED IN FATIGUE. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO BURN AFTER THE EMERGENCY LANDING AND WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE ACFT HAD AN ANNUAL INSPECTION WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS AND HAD FLOWN 20 HRS SINCE. THE ENGINE HAD BEEN OVERHAULED 150 HOURS PREVIOUSLY.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FATIGUE

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL,MAJOR..POOR..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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