NTSB Identification: NYC86FA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32059.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 11, 1986 in HOLOYOKE, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA U206F, registration: N8316Q
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

WHILE EN ROUTE AT 6000 FT, THE ACFT LOST POWER. THE PLT DESCENDED THROUGH A SCATTERED LAYER OF CLOUDS AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A GRASS COVERED FIELD 1 1/2 MILES NORTH OF BARNES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, SHEARING OFF THE NOSE GEAR AND COMING TO REST INVERTED. WHEN IT BECAME OBVIOUS TO THE PLT THAT HE WOULD NOT MAKE IT TO THE AIRPORT, HE CHANGED HIS LANDING AREA AT A LOW ALTITUDE AND LACKED SUFFICENT AIRSPEED TO COMPLETE THE LANDING FLARE. TEARDOWN OF THE ENGINE SHOWED A FAILED NO. 2 CONNECTING ROD BEARING, BOLTS, AND CONNECTING ROD. THE NO. 3 CONNECTING ROD OIL PORT WAS CLOGGED WITH A SEALANT SIMILAR TO THAT USED IN THE CHANGE OF THE OIL COOLER. EXCESS SEALANT WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEADED ON THE INSIDE SURFACE OF THE OIL COOLER.

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING





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