NTSB Identification: NYC88LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38223.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1988 in UTICA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH H18, registration: N20PA
Injuries: 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 FLIGHT HAD DEPARTED SYRACUSE AIRPORT ENROUTE TO PLATTSBURG, NEW YORK TRANSPORTING UPS PACKAGES. AT ABOUT 0810 HOURS, A LOSS OF POWER ON THE LEFT ENGINE WAS EXPERIENCED AND ALTITUDE COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED. THE PILOT INFORMED GRIFFISS CONTROL THAT HE COULD NOT MAKE THE ONEIDA NOR HANCOCK AIRPORTS AND WAS MAKING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON UNEVEN TERRAIN AND THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. DURING ENGINE TEARDOWN IT WAS REVEALED THAT THE NO.3 ROD AND PISTON HAD BROKEN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
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