NTSB Identification: MIA89LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38140.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 27, 1988 in HOUSTON, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N21ER
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING NORMAL CRUISE FLT A PORTION OF ONE PROPELLER BLADE SEPARATED. THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT IN A FIELD & DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A HAYSTACK. EXAMINATION OF THE PROPELLER BLADE REVEALED IT SEPARATED AT BLADE STATION 28.5. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION REVEALED IT FAILED DUE TO FATIGUE FROM A NICK IN THE LEADING EDGE OF THE BLADE.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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