NTSB Identification: LAX85LA362.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30239.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 22, 1985 in SYLMAR, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N9726X
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFTS ENGINE EXPERIENCED MECHANICAL TROUBLE AND A FORCED LANDING ON A FREEWAY WAS ATTEMPTED. THE AIRCRAFT'S LEFT WING STRUCK A METAL CENTER DIVIDER DURING THE LANDING ROLLOUT. THE RESULTS OF AN ENGINE OIL ANALYSIS REVEALED HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF SILICON, IRON, CHROMIUM, ALUMINUM AND COPPER, AND A MODERATE CONCENTRATION OF TIN.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE(MARKED)

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