NTSB Identification: ATL88LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36052.
Accident occurred Friday, May 20, 1988 in CONWAY, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N94533
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 CONDUCTING A MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHT WHEN HE EXPERIENCED A DROP IN ENGINE RPM. AFTER A SERIES OF BANGS THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING INTO A ROUGH FIELD. THE ENGINE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT NO. 1 PISTON HAD FAILED. THE ENGINE HAD 43 HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME SINCE THE OVERHAUL.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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