NTSB Identification: MIA83LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20532.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 24, 1983 in NEAR LABELLE, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 210H, registration: N5980F
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 COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING A FORCED LANDING AND CARTWHEELED ABOUT 150 FEET INTO A PALMETTO GROVE. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE DESCENT TO LABELLE THE ENGINE BACKFIRED, LOST POWER AND THE WINDSHIELD BECAME COVERED WITH OIL. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON A NEARBY ROAD. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE #5 CYLINDER PISTON CONNECTING ROD CAP RETAINING BOLT, PART #629340 HAD FAILED. THE CONNECTING ROD AND CAP FRACTURED AND RUPTURED THEENGINE CASE ADJACENT TO #5 CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..PENETRATED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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