NTSB Identification: LAX82FUJ26
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 19, 1982 in KINGMAN, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/19/1983
Aircraft: BEACHNER QUICK SILVER, registration: N824CB
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

AFTER CLIMBING UP TO PATTERN ALTITUDE THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT MADE A TURN BACK TOWARDS THE AIRPORT WHILE TRYING TO RESTART THE ENGINE BUT HAD TO LAND IN AN OLD B-17 PARKING AREA. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FENCE AND DITCH DURING ROLLOUT AND NOSED OVER. ENGINE DISASSEMBLY RE VEALED THAT THE MAIN AND CONNECTING ROD BEARINGS SHOWED EVIDENCE OF OIL STARVATION. FURTHER EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE DRILLED OIL PASSAGES WERE PLUGGED WITH A GRITTY MATERIAL IDENTIFIED BY THE OWNER AS MACHINE SHOP GLASS BEAD GRIT THAT HAD BEEN USED BY THE OWNER DURING OVERHAUL FOR CLEANING SOME ENGINE PARTS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

FLUID,OIL..CONTAMINATION

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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