NTSB Identification: MKC86LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29529.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 03, 1985 in SPRING HILL, KS
Aircraft: Mooney M20K, registration: N231KB
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT OF THIS AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNING FROM A BUSINESS FLIGHT WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED THROUGH A FENCE AND THEN IMPACTED A POLE WITH ONE WING. THE PILOT STATED THAT ONE CONNECTING ROD CAME THROUGH THE SIDE OF THE ENGINE AND A ROD CAP WAS FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE ENGINE. THE PILOT LISTED TOTAL TIME 1800 ON THE ENGINE AND 1150 HOURS ON THE BROKEN PARTS. ENGINE TEARDOWN AND INSPECTION DID NOT REVEAL THE ORIGIN OF THE FAILURE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
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