NTSB Identification: CEN10LA272
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Oklahoma City, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2012
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-28A, registration: N128AF
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

The pilots stated that they were flying in the traffic pattern when the airplane's engine started losing power. They were unable to reach the runway and landed short of the prepared surface. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the main landing gear had punctured both wings, damaging the spars, and two of the engine mounts had pulled loose from the firewall. Metal material was found in the outer casing of the oil filter. According to one of the airplaneā€™s owners, the engine was later disassembled for salvage, and the master rod bearing was found to have failed.

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

The failure of the master rod bearing, which resulted in a loss of engine power.

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