NTSB Identification: ATL89LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38791.
Accident occurred Monday, December 05, 1988 in VIDALIA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N9107M
Injuries: 3 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.

AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED LOSS OF POWER AND RETURNED TO AIRPORT. DEPARTED SECOND TIME AND EXPERIENCED ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE. AIRCRAFT ATTEMPTED EMERGENCY LANDING AND OVERTURNED IN FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED PISTON FAILURE IN #4 CYLINDER. POST ACC INSPECT SHOWED CORROSION AND CRACKS IN MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUT WHICH HAD NOT BEEN MAINTAINED PROPERLY. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THE ACFT GENERALLY SHOWED SIGNS OF NEGLECT. THE LATEST ANNUAL INSPECTION RECORDED WAS 8/11/87.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..CORRODED


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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