NTSB Identification: NYC82DA142
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 05, 1982 in NORTH CASTLE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1983
Aircraft: BEECH B23, registration: N9133T
Injuries: 2 Minor.

AIRCRAFT WAS DITCHED AND SANK IN A RESERVOIR IN 20 FEET OF WATER AFTER THE ENGINE FAILED IN FLIGHT. THE CRANKSHAFT WAS FOUND TO BE FRACTURED WHEN AIRCRAFT WAS RAISED. OIL HAD SPRAYED ON THE WINDSHIELD. AVCO-LYCOMING PART NUMBER THAT FAILED WAS 74968 SERIAL NUMBER 33601.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FATIGUE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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