NTSB Identification: NYC85LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28373.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1985 in MIDDLETOWN, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N8052L
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.

THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN A PLOWED FIELD DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER A PWR LOSS DURING CRUISE FLT. AFTER THE PWR LOSS THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND SET UP A SLIDE FOR THE NEARBY ARPT. STRONG WINDS INTERFERED IN THE PLANNED APPROACH AND THE ACFT SETTLED IN THE PLOWED FIELD. THE NOSE GEAR WAS SHEARED DURING THE LNDG.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..STRESS CORROSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


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