NTSB Identification: MIA83LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20530.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 19, 1983 in DEFUNIAK SPRING, FL
Aircraft: STINSON 10A, registration: N32260
Injuries: 2 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 ENGINE FAILED IN CRUISE AT 4500 FT MSL. THE WEATHER WAS CLEAR AND THE PILOT COULD SEE THE AIRPORT BUT DID NOT TRY FOR IT BECAUSE OF THE INTERVENING TOWN. DURING THE LANDING OVER WIRES THE LANDING GEAR AND WINGS WERE DAMAGED. THE PILOTREPORTED THAT THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE TOP OF #3 CYLINDER & THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF VALVE FAILURE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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