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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174732
Last updated: 9 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N8745S
C/n / msn: 15062045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Suffolk, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Suffolk, VA (SFQ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
As the airplane was climbing from the airport, the engine lost total power. The pilot performed a forced landing to a wooded area, where the airplane collided with trees, and subsequently descended to the ground. Examination of the engine revealed that the number four cylinder had separated at the mid-point on the barrel. Examination of the cylinder revealed that the barrel failed due to fatigue, which originated from a corrosion pit. The engine was overhauled in September 1994, which included the installation of the number four cylinder. The engine had accumulated about 800 hours of total operation since the overhaul.
Probable Cause: The failure of the number four cylinder barrel due to fatigue which originated from a corrosion pit at the base of a cooling fin.



Revision history:

21-Mar-2015 17:30 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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