NTSB Identification: FTW89DPJ05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40019.
Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 1989 in BARTLESVILLE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/29/1991
Aircraft: Nord (SNCAN) STAMPE SV4C, registration: N47SV
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

DURING THE LOCAL FLIGHT OF THE EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE, A CONNECTING ROD BROKE IN THE ENGINE. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE AIRPORT FOR A FORCED LANDING BUT WAS UNABLE TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY DUE TO ANOTHER AIRPLANE THAT TAXIED ONTO THE RUNWAY IN FRONT OF THE APPROACHING AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE MADE AN OFF-RUNWAY, HARD LANDING, AND BOTH LANDING GEARS COLLAPSED. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACC REPORT.

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

TOTAL FAILURE OF THE ENGINE CONNECTING ROD.

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