NTSB Identification: ATL85LA279.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29767.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 19, 1985 in NEOLA, WV
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N800JH
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.

WHILE LEVELING AT CRUISE ALTITUDE THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD. DURING LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH SMALL TREES AT THE END OF THE FIELD. POST-CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE DISCLOSED A 3 INCH CRACK IN THE CRANKCASE UNDER THE NUMBER 1 CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..CRACKED

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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