NTSB Identification: FTW83LA370.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23308.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 1983 in PORTLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N771SB
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 PLT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, HE HEARD A 'LOUD BANG' WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A RATTLING SOUND & A LOSS OF ENG POWER. HE HAD TAKEN OFF OVER WATER & ELECTED TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN TO LAND DOWNWIND ON THE ARPT. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AT ABOUT THE MIDPOINT OF RWY 32R. UNABLE TO STOP, THE PLT APPLIED WHAT POWER WAS AVAILABLE & BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN, CLEARING CARS ON A HIGHWAY WHICH CROSSED THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 32. INSUFFICIENT POWER WAS AVAILABLE TO REMAIN AIRBORNE. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A RECENTLY PLOWED FIELD WHERE THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WAS TORN OFF & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE #6 ROCKER PIN BOSSES WERE BROKEN. A DEEP RIDGE HAD BEEN WORN IN THE INTERIOR FACE OF A BOSS BY A PREVIOUS THRUST WAS HER, & AN IMPROPER OVERSIZED WASHER HAD BEEN INSTALLED WHICH SPANNED THE WEAR AREA. ALSO, A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER WITH RUST FLAKES WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL, FUEL STRAINER & RIGHT FUEL LINE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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