NTSB Identification: LAX85LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27158.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 06, 1985 in SUNLAND, CA
Aircraft: CROWDER GREAT LAKES, registration: N13355
Injuries: 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.

WHILE CRUISING AT 2100 FT AGL, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO VIBRATE AND A TTL LOSS OF PWR OCCURRED. PLT MADE FORCED LANDING INTO THE TOP OF A TREE. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE 4 HOLD DOWN BOLTS/STUDS WHICH HOLD THE #2 CYLINDER TO THE CASE HAD FAILED ALLOWING THE CYLINDER TO SEPARATE FROM THE ENGINE. PLT STATED THE BOLTS HAD NEVER BEEN REMOVED AND RE-TORQUED ON THE ENGINE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,MOUNT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,MOUNT..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


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