NTSB Identification: FTW89LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37529.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 11, 1988 in FAIRFAX, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N11191
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE LOCKED AND HE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A MUDDY, PLOWED FIELD. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD AND THE PLT RECEIVED A FRACTURE TO THE SKULL JUST ABOVE HIS RIGHT EYE. DURING ENGINE TEARDOWN, THE HEAD FROM THE EXHAUST VALVE ON THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER WAS FOUND STICKING SIDEWAYS IN THE HEAD OF THE NUMBER ONE PISTON.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,EXHAUST..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:POWERPLANT..SEIZED
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