NTSB Identification: ANC82FA081
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 31, 1982 in NEAR SKWENTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1983
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-3, registration: N41755
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS & A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A SANDBAR. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT STRUCK A LOG, FOLDING THE MAIN GEAR. ENG TEARDOWN REVEALED A FAILED NO.4 ARTICULATING ROD. THE ROD SEPARATED JUST ABOVE THE KNUCKLE PIN AREA.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR

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