NTSB Identification: MIA78FLD32
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-52-3, registration: N4643S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1438   78/4/4  NR.EUSTIS,FL          SIKORSKY S-52-3     CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 1500
        TIME - 1115                    N4643S              PX-  0  0  1  FERRY                     TOTAL HOURS, 1 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DILLARD GROVE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SANFORD,FL                  EUSTIS,FL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: AUTOROTATIVE DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: PISTON,PISTON RINGS
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- CONNECTING ROD CAP BOLT FAILED IN CENTER LEFT CYLINDER.PISTON RINGS HAD NOT FULLY SEATED.

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