NTSB Identification: DEN85LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29303.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 13, 1985 in HAUGAN, MT
Aircraft: Downer Aircraft Industries REP. SEABEE RC-3, registration: N6305K
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 PLT HAD RECONDITIONED N6305K AND WAS FLYING THE ACFT TO HIS HOME IN TEXAS. HE CONTINUED TO STATE THAT WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH 6500 FT, HE HEARD AN UNUSUAL NOISE FOLLOWED BY A SUBSTANTIAL LOSS IN PWR. THE PLT EXECUTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A FOREST SERVICE ROAD. EXAM OF THE ENG AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE NO. 3 PISTON HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

AIRSPEED..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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