NTSB Identification: ATL01LA039.
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Accident occurred Thursday, March 15, 2001 in BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 182B, registration: N2502G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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Shortly after takeoff, the pilot heard a 'loud bang' and the engine began to vibrate violently. The pilot attempted an emergency landing on a nearby field. The airplane collided with the ground and the nose wheel collapsed. During the examination, the actuator pin on one of the propeller blades was found to have failed.

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

The failure of a propeller actuator pin that resulted in an engine vibration and the loss of thrust. The airplane nosed over during the emergency landing roll. A factor was rough/uneven terrain.

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