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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38793
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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Date:02-AUG-1996
Time:19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TU206A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4813F
C/n / msn: U206-0513
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Greer, SC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Destination airport:Dayton, TN (2A0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The flight was at 8000 feet, in cruise flight, when the pilot reported a total loss of engine power and smoke in the cockpit. Air Traffic Control gave the pilot vectors to Sloan Airport, a small, private airstrip, north of Greer. The pilot was unable to locate the single east-west grass strip and attempted an emergency landing in a pasture approximately 0.7 nautical miles (nm) north of Sloan. The airplane struck a tree bordering the pasture and struck terrain beyond the tree, coming to rest inverted. The engine was examined and revealed that the number 3 piston had maximum mechanical damage and the least heat damage. The number 3 piston pin was found wedged in the left crankcase half, jammed against the number 2 main bearing support. The metallurgists report indicated that the number 3 piston had deteriorated in flight for undetermined reasons. CAUSE: The disintegration of the number 3 piston, and the pilot's inadequate selection of terrain for the landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06412


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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