NTSB Identification: FTW85LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28600.
Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 1985 in ANDREWS, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6457L
Injuries: 2 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.

ACFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL PWR LOSS WHILE IN CRUISE FLT. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED SEVERE DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF A FAILURE OF THE #4 EXHAUST VALVE. DUE TO SEVERE PEENING OF THE VALVE FRACTURE SURFACES, THE EXACT MODE OF FAILURE OF THE VALVE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..UNDETERMINED

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