NTSB Identification: FTW86FRD02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29707.
Accident occurred Friday, November 08, 1985 in MONROE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52995
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
ON NOVEMBER 7, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 1740 CDT, CESSNA 172P, REGISTRATION NO. N52995, SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS IN CRUISE CONFIGURATION AT 5,500 FEET, WHEN LYCOMING ENGINE MODEL O-260-D2J, SERIAL NO. L-10724-39A, LOST POWER. PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN THE EAST BOUND LANES OF I-20, BUT DUE TO THE HEAVY TRAFFIC, WAS FORCED TO LAND IN THE MEDIAN OF I-20, 15 MILES WEST OF MONROE, LOUISIANA. UPON LANDING THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER DAMAGING THE PROPELLER, RIGHT GEAR, NOSE GEAR, VERTICAL STAB AND BOTH WINGS. MR STEWART WAS NOT INJURED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL
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