NTSB Identification: FTW85LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29573.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 08, 1985 in NATCHITOCHES, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210E, registration: N2367F
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 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 PILOT EXPERIENCED PARTIAL POWER LOSS DUE TO INGESTION OF THE ALTERNATE AIR DOOR SHAFT NEEDLE BEARING ROLLERS INTO THE ENGINE, AND CROSS FIRING OF THE RIGHT MAGNETO. HE REPORTEDLY CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND MADE A GEAR UP FORCED LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT SLID ACROSS A SMALL DITCH AND STOPPED. THE AIRCRAFT'S LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED ONLY ABOUT SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. POST ACCICENT EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED SEVERAL LOOSE CLAPMS ON THE AIR INDUCTION TUBES AND EVIDENCE OF CROSS FIRING THE RIGHT MAGNETO. INTERNAL EXAMINATION REVEALED STUCK COMPRESSION RINGS ON TWO PISTONS AND EVIDENCE OF INGESTION OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED NEEDLE BEARING ROLLERS.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..WORN

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL




Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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