NTSB Identification: LAX85LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28250.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1985 in TRUCKEE, CA
Aircraft: BEECH A35, registration: N585B
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.

THE PLT PERFORMED A GEAR-UP LANDING ON ROCKY TERRAIN AFTER THE ACFT WINDSHIELD BECAME COVERED WITH OIL AND THE ENG BEGANVIBRATING. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED A 6 INCH CRACK IN THE CRANKCASE NEAR WHERE THE #4 CYLINDER SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOCATED. HALF OF THE #4 PISTON WAS FOUND INSIDE THE ENG CASE AND THE OTHER HALF WAS NOT LOCATED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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