NTSB Identification: NYC84FA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27740.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 20, 1984 in GLEN BURNIE, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 210E, registration: N432MD
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.

BEFORE THE FLT, THE PLT WAS OBSERVED PERFORMING MAINTENANCE IN THE ENG COMPARTMENT. HE WAS KNOWN TO DO SOME OF HIS OWN MAINTENANCE WHICH INCLUDED STOPPING AN OIL GASKET LEAK BY USING A SEALER. WHILE CLIMBING AFTER TAKEOFF, HE TURNED BACK TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT, THEN DIVERT TOWARD THE BWI ARPT WITH AN ENG PROBLEM. THE ENG LOST POWER & HE TRIED TO LAND ON A SCHOOL YARD, BUT THE ACFT CRASHED & BURNED BEFORE REACHING IT. AN EXAM REVEALED FATIGUE CRACKS & A HOLE IN THE #4 CYLINDER. POLISHING OF A DISPLACED PIECE OF THE CYLINDER & DEPOSITS IN THE CRACKS SHOWED THAT THEY HAD BEEN THERE FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME. FOAM PADS (TO KEEP BIRDS OUT OF THE ENG COMPARTMENT WHILE PARKED) WERE FOUND IN THE AIR/VENT HOLES OF THE COWLING. AN ENG TEARDOWN REVEALED: #2 FUEL NOZZLE PARTIALLY OBSTRUCTED; LEFT MAGNETO IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED; RUBBER MATERIAL RESEMBLING SILICONE SEALER WAS FOUND IN THE OIL SYSTEM, BUT NO OIL SYS BLOCKAGE WAS NOTED. EVIDENCE OF HEAT IN ENG BEARINGS JOURNALS. R FUEL CAP NOT VENTED. PLT'S MED CERT EXPIRED. HIGH TIME ENG. PROP STRIKE, 4/9/83.

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

COOLING SYSTEM..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FATIGUE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

MISCELLANEOUS..OVERTEMPERATURE


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT






Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER

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