NTSB Identification: MKC84LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24043.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 25, 1984 in 5N 0LIN, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N5010R
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.

WHILE CRUISING AT 3,000 FT MSL THE ENG RAN ROUGH. THE FLT NOTICED ZERO OIL PRESSURE. AS HE TURNED TOWARD A BEAN FIELD THE ENG FAILED. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH & NOSED OVER. THE ENG WAS DISASSEMBLED & AN ESTIMATED 3-4 QTS OF OIL WERE IN THE ENG CASE. THE #1 & #2 CONNECTING RODS WERE FOUND BROKEN. THE #4 PISTON EXHIBITED EVIDENCE OF BEING SUBJECTEDTO EXTREMELY HIGH TEMPERATURES.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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