Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Sunday, February 27, 2000 10:45 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The airplane impacted a wooded area during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power. Examination of the engine revealed sealant was used on the cylinder bases and the cylinder base O-rings of the Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) engine. A step was present at one of the thru bolt parting surfaces located at the cylinder base. The TCM overhaul manual, service bulletin and service letter do not specify the use of sealant on cylinder bases and cylinder base O-rings. Engine logbook records indicated that Blue Ash Aircraft Services performed a major overhaul of the Teledyne Continental IO-520-BA engine, serial number 249748-R, on March 24, 1998 at a tachometer time of 2,930.0 hours. Engine logbook records also indicated that a 100-hour inspection of the airplane was performed by the same maintenance facility on November 2, 1999 at a tachometer time of 3,668 hours. The tachometer at the accident site indicated 3,766.02 hours. The engine accumulated a total time since major overhaul of 836 hours.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
the improper major overhaul of the engine by company maintenance personnel. The tree was a contributing factor.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/27/2000 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1045 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityBLOOMINGTON  
Event StateINDIANA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site47401  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1053 Central Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)270 
Weather Observation Facility IDBMG  
Elevation of weather observation facility845 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)10 
Time Zone of the weather observationCST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height2900 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)280 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)832 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 27 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1454 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordMay 25 2001 4:45AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN6FN 
NTSB NumberCHI00LA079  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBeech  
Aircraft ModelBE-35V  
Aircraft Series IdentifierBE-35V  
Aircraft Serial NumberD8166  
Certified Max Gross Weight3400 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionNov 2 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection98 
Airframe Hours3766 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameFLYING NUETRONS, INCORPORATED  
Aircraft Owner Street Address4273 GLENDALE MILFORD RD  
Aircraft Owner CityCINCINATTI  
Aircraft Owner StateOH 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode45242  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeISZ  
Departure CityBLUE ASH  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1040 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeBMG  
Destination City  
Destination StateIN 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightCruise 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMay 24 2001 8:42AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--