NTSB Identification: FTW82DA377
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 12, 1982 in GAGE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N5237W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

WHILE ON A VFR CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT FROM TUCSON, AZ TO ROSWELL, NM, THE ENGINE FAILED AND THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN THE DESERT. THE ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED THAT THE OIL PASSAGE WHICH FEEDS THE NUMBER 2 AND 3 MAIN BEARING JOURNALS HAD NOT BEEN DRILLED PROPERLY.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..OTHER

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..MANUFACTURER

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

INADEQUATE QUALITY CONTROL..MANUFACTURER

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..LEAK


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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