NTSB Identification: ATL82DA209
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, July 23, 1982 in MOULTRIE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N2998J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

A CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 500 FT AGL WHILE THE PILOT WAS RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON A HIGHWAY. HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING, HE RAN THE PLANE OFF THE ROAD TO AVOID AN ONCOMING CAR. AN EXAMINATION REVEALED THE ENGINE PROBLEM OCCURRED AFTER A PISTON RING HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,RING..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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