NTSB Identification: MIA87LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33380.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 02, 1987 in APALACHICOLA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N4612C
Injuries: 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 PLT STATED THAT HE DEPARTED PANAMA CITY EN ROUTE TO TAMPA, FL, WHEN THE MANIFOLD PRESSURE AND OIL PRESSURE STARTED TO DROP. HE THEN TURNED TOWARDS APALACHICOLA TO TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE AIRPORT BUT WAS UNABLE AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A SWAMPY AREA APRX 2 MILES FROM THE ARPT. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE #4 MAIN BEARING TURNED ON THE JOURNAL CAUSING OIL STARVATION TO THE CONNECTING RODS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..LOOSE
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,OIL..STARVATION
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