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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36841
Last updated: 2 September 2019
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Date:09-OCT-1983
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N55008
C/n / msn: 404-78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sullivan, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chesterfield, MO (SUS)
Destination airport:Rolla, MO (K07)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND FROM A PRECAUTIONARY/FORCED LANDING. THERE WERE NO RADIO CALLS FROM THE PILOT BUT EVIDENCE DISCOVERED IN THE ENGINE TEAR DOWN REVEALED INTERNAL PROBLEMS. THE MAGNETO HAD BROKEN AND THE OIL PAN CONTAINED A LARGE AMOUNT OF METALLIC PARTICLES. THE MAIN OIL SCREEN CONTAINED A LARGE AMOUNT OF METALLICPARTICLES. THE ENGINE WAS STILL OPERABLE BUT THE ROD BEARINGS WERE LACKING LUBRICATION AND THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE ENGINE WAS NOT GOOD. IN ATTEMPTING THE LANDING THE PLT OVERSHOT THE FIELD TOUCHING DOWN ABOUT 150 FT FROM LARGE TREES INFRONT OF HIM. THE GROUND ROLL WAS SHORT, ABOUT 45 FT, AND ABOUT 105 FT LATER THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A LARGE TREE ABOUT 7FT AGL. THE TOXICOLOGY REPORT ON THE PLT ALCOHOL IN THE LIVER TISSUE FLUID OF 0.147%. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44921


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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