NTSB Identification: CHI86LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33090.
Accident occurred Monday, April 07, 1986 in ST PAUL, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172-RG II, registration: N9538B
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.

DURING CLIMBOUT AFTER T.O. AND PASSING THRU 4000 FT SMOKE BEGAN TO ENTER THE CABIN. PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND TURNED TOWARD ARPT. ENG THEN BEGAN TO SHAKE VIOLENTLY. ACFT WAS CLEARED TO LD BUT PLT CONTINUED TO A POINT FOUR MI PAST BASE LEG, ATTEMPTED TO FLY UNDER BUT STRUCK A HI POWER LINE. PLT ELECTED TO LD GEAR DOWN IN SOFT SOIL AND DURING ROLL OUT NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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:

GEAR EXTENSION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL REGULATOR..SIPHONING


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL SEAL..LOSS,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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