NTSB Identification: FTW83LA062
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 12, 1982 in RUSTON, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89100
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON TAKEOFF THE PILOT HEARD A LOUD BANG SOUND THEN LOST ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT MADE A 180 DEGREE DESCENDING TURN BACK TOWARD THE AIRPORT. AT THE EDGE OF THE AIRPORT THE PILOT MADE A HARD TOUCHDOWN ON ALL THREE GEAR ASSEMBLIES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ENGINE LOST COMPRESSION ON ONE CYLINDER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..BENT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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