NTSB Identification: BFO86LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32984.
Accident occurred Monday, September 15, 1986 in WESTMINSTER, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N34251
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

FIVE INCHES OF ONE PROPELLER BLADE TIP SEPARATED DURING CRUISE FLIGHT AT AN ALTITUDE OF 3,500 FT MSL. THE IMBALANCE RESULTED IN A SEVERE VIBRATION AND A PARTIAL POWER LOSS. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE, THE PLT SET UP FOR A FORCED LANDING AT CLEARVIEW AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN MIDWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY, CONTINUED OFF THE END, CONTACTED A DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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