NTSB Identification: CHI72FEE33
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N5979Q

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3953   71/10/2   CALEDONIA,ILL       MOONEY M20E         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 44, 2100
        TIME - 1600                    N5979Q              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 65 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          JANESVILLE,WIS              OTTAWA,ILL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: FENCE,FENCEPOSTS                          LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           TERRAIN - OTHER
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- NR 2 CONNECTING ROD BOLTS FAILED DUE TO IMPROPER TORQUEING.

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