NTSB Identification: FTW83LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21211.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 06, 1983 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N5276U
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 ACFT HAD REACHED AN ALT OF 3500 FT MSL WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED TO LOSE POWER. THE PILOT TURNED BACK TOWARD HIS DEPARTURE AIRPORT. THE ENGINE THEN LOST ALL POWER AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN A PLOWED FIELD WITH LANDING GEAR DOWN. WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IT NOSED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ANGLE REVEALED A FAILED VALVE WHICH HAD PENETRATEDA ROCKER BOX COVER ON A CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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