NTSB Identification: CHI86LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32660.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 17, 1986 in GRAND RAPIDS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52565
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.

THE CFI AND SP WERE RETURNING FROM A TRANSITION. ENROUTE THE #3 EXHAUST VALVE PUSH ROD FAILED. WHEN THE CFI SMELLED 'SOMETHING BURNING' SHE SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. DURING THE DESCENT STRUCK POWER LINES. ACFT LD IN SWAMPY TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER INVERTED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PUSH ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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