NTSB Identification: LAX85LA378.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30186.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 1985 in CARPINTERIA, CA
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N9782K
Injuries: 4 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 A X-C PLEASURE FLT ALL ENG PWR WAS SUDDENLY LOST WHEN THE PLT HEARD A 'LOUD BANG.' THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LDG ON A POLO FIELD. DURING LDG FLARE THE PLT STALLED THE ACFT. THE RESULTING HARD TOUCHDOWN SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED THE ACFT. EXAM OF THE ACFT'S FRANKLIN ENG REVEALED A HOLE IN THE ENGINE'S ACCESSORY CASE. THE ENGINE'S CRANKSHAFT GEAR WAS MISSING. THE FAILURE OF THIS GEAR CONTRIBUTED TO CAUSING OTHER INTERNAL DAMAGE. IT IS UNKNOWN WHETHER THE CRANKSHAFT GEAR WAS THE PRIMARY COMPONENT TO FAIL. THE ENG HAD ACCUMULATED 2620 TOTAL HRS & 520 SMOH.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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