NTSB Identification: ATL90LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41175.
Accident occurred Friday, October 20, 1989 in ALBERTVILLE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N34080
Injuries: 4 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.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE IN CRUISE FLIGHT, DECLARED AN EMERGENCY, AND EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A DITCH. SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THE MAGNETO CAM FOLLOWER WAS WORN AND BURNED NOT ALLOWING THE POINTS TO OPEN. A SERVICE BULLETIN TO INSPECT THE CAM FOLLOWER HAD NOT BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

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

THE FAILURE OF MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TO PROPERLY INSPECT THE MAGNETO DURING A RECENT ANNUAL INSPECTION.

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