NTSB Identification: LAX82FA287
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 02, 1982 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N63572
Injuries: 2 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.
THE FLIGHT WAS DOING TRAFFIC REPORTING WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. THE PILOT SELECTED A PLACE FOR A FORCED LANDING. DURING THE LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED OUT OF THIS LOT, WENT OVER SOME BUILDINGS, THEN TOUCHED DOWN INTO AN ATHLETIC FIELD. DURING A SHORT ROLLOUT, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND FLIPPED INVERTED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE HEAD OF THE NO. 1 EXHAUST VALVE AND A PIECE OF THE NO. 1 INTAKE VALVE HAD FAILED AND SEPARATED, AND THE NO. 1 PISTON WAS DAMAGED. THE PIECES OF THE VALVES WERE FOUND IN THE MUFFLER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD
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