ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30291
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Narrative:The airplane was climbing through 9,000 feet, after departure, when the engine lost total power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine, but was unsuccessful and executed a forced landing north of the departure airport. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that there was a hole in the engine crankcase behind the #2 cylinder and the #1 piston pin had separated at its midpoint. Further, examination of the engine revealed that the #1 piston pin failed as a result of fatigue and the #1 connecting rod bushing (piston pin end) was found fragmented in the oil sump.
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||near Odessa, TX -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Odessa Schlemeyer Field, TX (KODO)|
|Destination airport:||Clovis, NM (CVN)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The separation of the #1 piston pin due to fatigue, which resulted in a total loss of engine power. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.
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