NTSB Identification: MIA82DA058
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1982 in MIAMI BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24542
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE FLYING APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE AIRPORT OVER THE OCEAN THE ENGINE STARTED TO VIBRATE. THE PILOT ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT HOWEVER. A FEW MINUTES LATER THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE DROPPED TO ZERO AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS DITCHED IN THE OCEAN. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER 4 CONNECTING ROD CAP SEPARATED FROM THE ROD DUE TO FAILURE OF ONE ROD CAP BOLT.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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