NTSB Identification: NYC88LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36397.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 05, 1987 in STAMFORD, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9538L
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 INSTRUCTOR (CFI) REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD JUST REACHED THE TOP OF A CLIMB AT 2500 FT WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. AN OFF AIRPORT LANDING WAS MADE ON A GOLF COURSE. DURING THE LANDING, THE WINGS STRUCK TREES AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS DAMAGED. THE GOLF COURSE HAD NUMEROUS TREES AND THE TERRAIN WAS NOT LEVEL. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE DISCLOSED THE ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLY FOR THE NUMBER 1 EXHAUST VALVE HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,ROCKER ARM/TAPPET..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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