NTSB Identification: NYC87LA263.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35907.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 29, 1987 in KINGSTON, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N7388S
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING FLIGHT, THE PILOT NOTICED THE ENGINE RPM WAS HIGH. HE WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE RPM WITH THE PROP CONTROL. HE REDUCED THE THROTTLE SETTING, BUT SOON THEREAFTER, THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH WITH A SEVERE VIBRATION. THE PILOT SELECTED A FIELD FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED AT THE TOP OF AN EMBANKMENT AND WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, FRESH OIL WAS FOUND ON THE EXTERIOR BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE FROM THE AREA OF THE FIREWALL TO THE TAIL. THE OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR HOSE WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF AT THE FIRE WALL (ON THE ENGINE SIDE). ALSO, A LARGE HOLE WAS FOUND IN THE CRANKCASE WHERE THE #2 CONNECTING ROD HAD FAILED.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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