NTSB Identification: NYC85LA250.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30355.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 29, 1985 in GALWAY, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6120M
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING MANEUVERS AT 3000 FT WHEN ACFT ENG FAILED. THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD. THE TALLGRASS IN FIELD CAUSED THE LANDING GEAR TO FAIL AND SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED THE ACFT DURING THE LANDING ROLL. NTSB METALLURGIST REPORT SHOWS THAT NO.1 CYLINDER CONNECTING ROD BROKE AND METAL FATIGUE WAS OBSERVED. THE ENG HAD 35 HRS OF OPERATING TIME SINCE A MAJOR OVERHAUL.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FATIGUE

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

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



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