NTSB Identification: ATL83FA045
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 23, 1982 in EDGEWATER, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N2806V
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

APPROXIMATELY 45 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG STARTED TO RUN ROUGH. THE PLT HEADED TOWARD THE NEAREST ARPT WITH THE ENG STILL RUNNING ROUGH. THE PLT ENTERED DOWNWIND & PROCEEDED TO FOLLOW A NORMAL LANDING PATTERN. AS HE TURNED FINAL, THE ENG QUIT COMPLETELY. THE ACFT HIT TREE TOPS & CAME TO REST IN A SHALLOW CREEK. THE WINGS WERE NOT IN THE WATER. PRIOR TOREMOVING THE ACFT, APPROXIMATELY 1/2 TO 1 OZ OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM EACH WING. ENG EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE TOP PISTON RING FROM CYLINDERS 2 & 4 WERE BROKEN. THE PLT HAD RECEIVED HIS PRIVATE CERTIFICATE 7/82. HE STATED THAT HE HAD NOT PRACTICED A PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH SINCE HIS STUDENT DAYS, & EVEN THOSE WERE DONE TO A MINIMUM ALTITUDE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET. HE ALSO STATED THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED ON PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH PROCEDURES WITH ROUGH RUNNING ENGINES OR WITH PARTIAL POWER LOSS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,RING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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