NTSB Identification: ATL88LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36981.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 23, 1988 in BAMBERG, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5797B
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.

WHILE AT CRUISE, THE PILOT REPORTED HEARING A TICKING SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE. SHORTLY AFTERWARD THE ENG QUIT. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. ENGINE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT TEETH FROM THE CRANKSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT GEARS WERE FOUND IN THE OIL SUMP. A DETAILED COMPONENT EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT THE TEETH FROM THE CAMSHAFT GEAR HAD FAILED IN FATIGUE. THE TACHOMETER INDICATED THAT THE AIRPLANE HAD BEEN OPERATED 89 HOURS SINCE THE ENGINE WAS OVERHAULED IN 1981.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CAMSHAFT..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..FATIGUE

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