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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185115
Last updated: 10 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: N3339J
C/n / msn: 15066039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Avoyelles Parish east of Hamburg, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hammond, LA (HDC)
Destination airport:Alexandria, LA (AEX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the cross-country flight, the engine experienced a total loss of power and the student pilot performed a forced landing to a field. The airplane nosed over during the landing and came to rest inverted. An examination of the engine revealed that the incorrect bearing and thrust washer had been used during the engine reassembly about 90 flight hours before the accident, resulting in the seizure and failure of the #1 and #2 connecting rods and the subsequent loss of engine power. The mechanic who performed the overhaul and reassembly used an outdated parts manual and installed the improper bearing and thrust washer assembly.
Probable Cause: The installation of an improper bearing and thrust washer during engine overhaul, which resulted in failure of the connecting rods and a subsequent total loss of engine power.


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Revision history:

03-Mar-2016 17:29 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
19-Aug-2017 13:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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