NTSB Identification: ATL88FA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37628.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 1988 in NINETY SIX, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N6509E
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 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 PILOT WAS CRUISING THE AIRPLANE AT 2,000 FEET AGL WHEN HE NOTED A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE AND INCREASE IN OIL TEMPERATURE. HE ALSO NOTED A LOSS IN ENGINE POWER. HE ELECTED TO MAKE A LANDING OFF AIRPORT AND SET UP A PATTERN FOR THE SELECTED FIELD. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES AND THE GROUND DURING THE LANDING APPROACH. THERE WERE OPEN AND LONGER FIELDS AVAILABLE ADJACENT TO THE SELECTED FIELD. THE #1 PISTON WAS BURNED THROUGH AND #5 PISTON SHOWED OVERHEAT. THE PLT INDICATED HE USED 3100 RPM IN CRUISE. THE OWNER MANUAL RECOMMENDS 2400-2900 RPM AT SEA LEVEL AND 2400-3050 RPM AT 5000 FT. THE IGNITION LEAD FOR A #1 CYLINDER SPARK PLUG DID NOT HAVE THE PROPER CONNECTOR.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..BURNED



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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