NTSB Identification: SEA88FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36375.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 01, 1988 in BURNS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N5427A
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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.

THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE QUIT DURING CRUISE FLT ON A BRIGHT MOONLIT NIGHT CROSS COUNTRY FLT AT 8000 FT AGL, 28 NM WEST OF BURNS, OR. THE PILOT REVERSED COURSE IN AN EMERGENCY DESCENT AND FOLLOWED A STRAIGHT 50 FT WIDE HWY TOWARD BURNS. AT APPROX 500 FT. AGL THE PILOT OBSERVED THE ROAD WINDING INTO LOW HILLS AND DECIDED TO REVERSE COURSE AGAIN TO LAND ON THE ROAD TO THE WEST. HE WAS UNABLE TO LINE UP WITH THE ROAD DUE TO LOW LEVEL MANEUVERING TO AVOID HILLS. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED SOFT DESERT TERRAIN 100 FT. FROM THE ROAD AND NOSED OVER. LAB EXAM OF THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT REVEALED A SURFACE ORIGIN HIGH CYCLE FATIGUE FRACTURE. THE CRANKSHAFT DID NOT HAVE AD 87-23-08 COMPLIED WITH.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FRACTURED

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL,MAJOR..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..BRIGHT NIGHT


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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