NTSB Identification: MKC87LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34654.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 07, 1987 in TIPTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7135M
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT, FIFTEEN MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, WHILE AT CRUISE THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE BEGAN DROPPING AS THE OIL TEMPERATURE ROSE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REACH SEDALIA, MISSOURI TO PERFORM A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING, OIL BEGAN COVERING THE AIRCRAFT'S WINDSHIELD AND, SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER, ACCORDING TO THE PILOT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FORCED TO LAND ON A MUDDY CORNFIELD WHERE THE MAIN LANDING GEAR DUG IN UPON TOUCHDOWN CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO NOSE OVER. A POST-ACCIDENT ENGINE TEARDOWN INSPECTION BY THE OPERATOR REVEALED THAT THE #2 ENGINE CYLINDER PUSHROD HAD FRACTURED AND HAD EXITED THROUGH THE ENGINE BLOCK.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PUSH ROD..BRITTLE FRACTURE

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..OVERTEMPERATURE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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