NTSB Identification: MKC84FA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23360.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1983 in SULLIVAN, MO
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N55008
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND FROM A PRECAUTIONARY/FORCED LANDING. THERE WERE NO RADIO CALLS FROM THE PILOT BUT EVIDENCE DISCOVERED IN THE ENGINE TEAR DOWN REVEALED INTERNAL PROBLEMS. THE MAGNETO HAD BROKEN AND THE OIL PAN CONTAINED A LARGE AMOUNT OF METALLIC PARTICLES. THE MAIN OIL SCREEN CONTAINED A LARGE AMOUNT OF METALLICPARTICLES. THE ENGINE WAS STILL OPERABLE BUT THE ROD BEARINGS WERE LACKING LUBRICATION AND THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE ENGINE WAS NOT GOOD. IN ATTEMPTING THE LANDING THE PLT OVERSHOT THE FIELD TOUCHING DOWN ABOUT 150 FT FROM LARGE TREES INFRONT OF HIM. THE GROUND ROLL WAS SHORT, ABOUT 45 FT, AND ABOUT 105 FT LATER THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A LARGE TREE ABOUT 7FT AGL. THE TOXICOLOGY REPORT ON THE PLT ALCOHOL IN THE LIVER TISSUE FLUID OF 0.147%.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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