NTSB Identification: LAX82FVD12
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 26, 1982 in LIVERMORE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N4734D
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 150 FT AGL. THE PILOT LANDED IN A PLOWED FIELD WHERE THE NOSE GEAR FAILED AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER FIVE PISTON AND PISTON PIN HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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