NTSB Identification: CHI87LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33942.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 03, 1987 in DETROIT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60023
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON APPROACH TO DETROIT CITY AIRPORT THE #1 CYLINDER FRACTURED AND SEPARATED RESULTING IN ENGINE FAILURE. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD APPROX. FOUR MILES WEST OF THE AIRPORT. EXAMINATION OF THE BROKEN CYLINDER REVEALED THE MODE OF THE FRACTURE WAS FATIGUE. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE LEFT MAIN AND NOSE GEARS WERE BROKEN OFF.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..SEPARATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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