NTSB Identification: FTW85LA361.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30805.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 28, 1985 in MAYPEARL, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N3414S
Injuries: 2 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.

PLT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE FAILED COMPLETELY WITHOUT WARNING. HE SET UP FOR AND EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD. DURING THE FLARE, ONE WING TIP STRUCK THE TOP OF A TREE AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT CROSSED SEVERAL TERRACES, COLLAPSING THE NLG AND BUCKLING THE FIREWALL. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT ACFT HAD HISTORY ON ENG FAILURES, TWO OF WHICH RESULTED IN ACCIDENTS. OWNER, WHO WAS AWARE OF ACFT'S HISTORY DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENG DURING IIVESTIGATION, THEREFORE, CAUSE OF FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..CONTINUED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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