NTSB Identification: CHI85LA365.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29282.
Accident occurred Monday, September 02, 1985 in GLANDORF, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N30654
Injuries: 5 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 REPORTED THAT DURING CRUISE FLT THE PROP PITCH BEGAN TO VARY, OIL PRESSURE DROPPED TO ZERO AND THE ENG BEGAN TO OVERHEAT. A FORCED LANDING ENSUED DURING WHICH THE ACFT CONTACTED A DITCH. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ENG DISCLOSED THE #3 CYLINDER CONNECTING ROD AND CRANKSHAFT JOURNAL WERE BADLY BURNED AND SCARRED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..BENT

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED

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