NTSB Identification: FTW83FA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22294.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 15, 1983 in MIDLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N45528
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE LANDING WAS MADE OFF ARPT IN A COTTON FIELDTHE NOSE GEAR DUG IN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE ENGINE WAS TORN DOWN AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE #3 CONNECTING ROD BOLTS HAD SEPARATED AND THE ROD LOCKED UP THE ENGINE. ONE OF THE OWNERS HAD RECENTLY INSTALLED A NEW CYLINDER IN THE ENGINE AND HE SAID HE MIGHT NOT HAVE REMOVED ALL THE BUFFING COMPOUND USED TO REMOVE THE GLAZE ON THE CYLINDER BORE. NO OTHER DEFECTS WERE NOTED IN THE ENGINE OR AIRFRAME.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER PERSON

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