NTSB Identification: NYC84FA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25603.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 22, 1984 in BARRE, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5536L
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE ACFT WAS LANDED OFF THE ARPT TAILING FIRE AND SMOKE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. IT WAS A COLD DAY AND THE CFI AND STUDENT HAD TROUBLE STARTING THE ACFT EVEN AFTER PRE-HEAT WAS USED. WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT AFTER TAKEOFF DESCENDING WITHSMOKE AND FLAMES TRAILING BEHIND. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED A HOLE IN THE CRANKCASE. THE CABIN HEAT HOSE WAS BURNED. THE CABIN HEAT VALVE WAS BURNED. THERE WAS BURN DAMAGE TO THE HEAT DUCT AND THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CABIN NEAR THEMAP COMPARTMENT. THE ENGINE HAD SEIZED AT THE #1 CONNECTING ROD BEARING. THE #3 CONNECTING ROD BEARING WAS OVERHEATED, BUT IT DID NOT SEIZE. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF A LACK OF GENERAL LUBRICATION. THE ENGINE WAS NOT WINTERIZATION EQUIPPED.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..SMOKE


Contributing Factors

AIR COND/HEATING/PRESSURIZATION..FIRE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..TOO COLD

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