NTSB Identification: FTW85LA322.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29590.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 15, 1985 in CUSHING, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N21814
Injuries: 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 PLT WAS TEST FLYING THE ACFT AFTER A MAJOR ENG OVERHAUL.A LEFT TURN WAS MADE AWAY FROM THE ARPT AFTER TAKEOFF AND IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER THE ENG LOST PWR. WITH NO SUITABLE LANDING AREA WITHIN GLIDING DISTANCE, THE ACFT WAS MANUEVERED STRAIGHT AHEAD WHERE IT CONTACTED TREES. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ENG REVEALED THE CHROME PLATING WITHIN THE #5 CYLINDER WAS SEPARATING FROM THE CYLINDER WALL AND WAS IMBEDDED IN THE RING LANDS OF THE PISTON. REASON FOR THE CHROME SEPARATION IS UNKNOWN.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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