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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152454
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182R Skylane
Registration: N9454H
MSN: 18267950
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cow pasture in Valrico, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tampa, FL (TPF)
Destination airport:Miami, FL (OPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was climbing through about 3,000 feet mean sea level when it began to vibrate, and oil covered the windscreen. The pilot chose to perform and off-airport landing to an empty field. During landing, the airplane impacted the ground in a flat-pitch attitude, which resulted in the left wing buckling. A subsequent examination of the engine revealed that the No. 2 cylinder’s aluminum-clad rod bearing had failed. The bearing likely failed due to progressive cracking and spalling or delamination within the bearing. The No. 3 cylinder’s bearing exhibited similar cracking and delamination. It is likely that the failure of the No. 2 cylinder’s rod bearing resulted in a total loss of engine power.

Probable Cause:
Failure of the No. 2 cylinder’s rod bearing, which resulted in a total loss of engine power.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

11-Jan-2013 21:17 Geno Added
12-Jan-2013 06:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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