NTSB Identification: DEN88IA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36072.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Wednesday, March 16, 1988 in BILLINGS, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N2180S
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
WHILE CONDUCTING A CHARTER FLT FROM DICKINSON, ND, TO BILLINGS, MT, THE ENGINE FAILED 12 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION AFTER ONE HR 23 MINUTES OF FLT. THE PLT CONDUCTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A FREEWAY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A BREAK IN THE CRANKCASE ABOVE NUMBER 4 CYLINDER. INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE ENGINE SHOWED EVIDENCE OF OVERHEAT. THE NUMBER 4 CONNECTING ROD FAILED AT THE CONNECTING ROD CAP. APPROXIMATELY 1 1 /2 QUARTS OF OIL REMAINED IN THE ENGINE AT ENGINE REMOVAL. ALL INTERNAL LUBRICATION POINTS FUNCTIONED NORMALLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:FLUID,OIL..STARVATION
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