NTSB Identification: MKC88LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37289.
Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 1988 in LOWELL, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100-180, registration: N3738X
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.

ABOUT ONE HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT NOTED THAT THE ENG BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. HE REDUCED THE POWER TO 2000 RPM & ENRICHED THE MIXTURE. HE CONTINUED FLYING FOR ABOUT ANOTHER HOUR, THEN THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A FRONTAGE ROAD, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN ON ROUGH TERRAIN JUST SHORT OF THE ROAD. AN EXAM REVEALED THE EXHAUST & INTAKE VALVES AT THE #4 CYLINDER HAD STUCK.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,EXHAUST..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..BINDING(MECHANICAL)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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