NTSB Identification: DEN87LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34270.
Accident occurred Monday, June 01, 1987 in GARRISON, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206D, registration: N72415
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 PLT AND A PHOTOGRAPHER WERE PHOTO-MAPPING AT 3,000 FEET MSL. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT AT CRUISE. THE PLT SELECTED A GRAVEL ROAD FOR THE FORCED LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINTIN A PLOWED FIELD AND ON TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE WHEEL 'DUG IN' AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE NUMBER ONE ENGINE CYLINDER HAD A CATASTROPHIC CRACK NEAR THE TOP OF THE CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL

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