NTSB Identification: CHI85LA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27552.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 09, 1985 in PEORIA, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 337G, registration: N1894M
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN AN OFF ARPT FORCED LNDG AFTER THE REAR ENG QUIT AT ABOUT 350 FT AGL. THE PLT STATED THAT HE COULD NOT FEATHER THE PROP ON THE REAR ENG WHICH HAD STOPPED. SINCE THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLIMB THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND OFF THE ARPT. THE POST ACC EXAM DISCLOSED INTERNAL FAILURE OF THE REAR ENG. #6 ROD HAD PENETRATED THE ENG CASING. THE PLTS STATEMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE PLT HAD A CHOICE OF COLLIDING WITH HOUSES, STALL/SPINNING, OR LANDING IN TREES. HE ELECTED TO TRY THE TREES.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..SEPARATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..PENETRATED

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..DISABLED

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

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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