NTSB Identification: DEN86FA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32143.
Accident occurred Monday, February 17, 1986 in DULCE, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N5196W
Injuries: 3 Fatal,2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WITH HIS 4 PASSENGERS, DEPARTED DURANGO AIRPORT ON AN IFR FLT PLAN EN ROUTE TO WICHITA, KANSAS. THE ACFT HAD A COMPLETE LOSS OF PWR WHILE CLIMBING TO ATTITUDE. THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING ON UNSUITABLE TERRAIN RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT, 3 FATALITIES, AND 2 SERIOUS INJURIES TO THE OCCUPANTS. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A BLOCKED OIL PASSAGE SUPPLYING LUBRICATION TO THE NO. 1 CONNECTING ROD BEARING. THE CONNECTING ROD FAILED CAUSING ENGINE FAILURE.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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