NTSB Identification: MKC87LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33330.
Accident occurred Monday, March 02, 1987 in MALDEN, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N20362
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 ACFT WAS BEING USED ON TRAINING FLT WHEN THE ENG FAILED.DURING THE FORCED LANDING IN A MUDDY FIELD, THE ACFT FLIPPED FORWARD TO AN INVERTED POSITION. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE ENG FAILED DUE TO A CONNECTING ROD BOLT FAILURE ON THE NUMBER TWO CONNECTING ROD.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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