NTSB Identification: LAX82FUA12
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 02, 1982 in CORONA DEL MAR, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 35-B33, registration: N1418G
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 Uninjured.
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.
WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH 4000 FEET THE PILOT HEARD A GRINDING NOISE EMANATING FROM THE ENGINE. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER THE WINDSHIELD WAS COVERED WITH OIL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FORCE LANDED IN A HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FIELD WITH THE GEAR UP. IT SLID ACROSS THE OUTFIELD INTO A HOME RUN FENCE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE #3 CONNECTING ROD BROKE AND THE ENGINE CASE CRACKED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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