NTSB Identification: NYC87LA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35207.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 20, 1987 in BATAVIA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N8021G
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.

THE FLT MADE AN EMGY LNDG IN A CORN FIELD AFTER EXPERIENCING A LOSS OF ENG PWR. DURING LNDG ROLL THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. EXAMINATION OF THE PROPELLER REVEALED THAT THE LOW PITCH STOP WAS BROKEN AND HAD SEPARATED FROM THE PISTON CAUSING THE BLADES TO GO INTO THE LOW RPM, HIGH PITCH POSITION.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,PITCH CHANGE MECH..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,PITCH CHANGE MECH..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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