NTSB Identification: CHI02LA282.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 09, 2002 in Dexter, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/05/2004
Aircraft: Cessna A188B, registration: N4919Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The agricultural airplane impacted a cotton field during a forced landing. Examination of the engine revealed that the number two connecting rod was fractured. The fracture surface was consistent with a fatigue fracture. The engine exceed the manufacture's time to be overhauled by 283 hours.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The fatigue fracture of the connecting rod, the recommended engine overhaul not performed by the company, and the low altitude flight. Full narrative available
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