NTSB Identification: ANC85LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28419.
Accident occurred Monday, September 02, 1985 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: MAULE M-5, registration: N51369
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU APRX 400 FT. THE PLT MADE A 180 DEG TURN TO LAND BACK ON THE ARPT. HOWEVER, HE THEN REALIZED THAT THE ACFT WOULD NOT REACH THE RWY, SO HE TURNED & LANDED IN A SWAMP AREA. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE #3 CYLINDER HAD FAILED. NO FATIGUE WAS FOUND IN THE FRACTURE AREA. THERE WERE INDICATIONS THAT THE CYLINDER HAD FAILED FROM OVERLOAD, BUT THE REASON FOR THE OVERLOAD WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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