Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

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

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 Event Accident
Event Date 2/27/2000
Event Day of the Week Sunday
Time of Event 1045
Event Time Zone Central Standard Time
Event State INDIANA
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 47401
Event Date Year 2000
Event Date Month 2
MidAir Collision Indicator No
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 airport Off Airport/Airstrip
Distance from airport in statute miles --
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation --
Weather Briefing Completeness Unknown
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1053 Central Standard Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 270
Weather Observation Facility ID BMG
Elevation of weather observation facility 845
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 10
Time Zone of the weather observation CST
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height 2900
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height 0
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Clear
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling Overcast
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet) 0
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles) 0
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius) 8
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) 1
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 280
Variable Wind Indicator Unknown
Wind Speed (knots) 8
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown
Wind Gust Indicator Unknown
Wind Gust (knots) 0
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30
Density Altitude (feet) --
Intensity of Precipitation Unknown
METAR weather report --
Event Highest Injury Serious
On Ground, Fatal Injuries 0
On Ground, Minor Injuries 0
On Ground, Serious Injuries 0
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor 1
Injury Total None --
Injury Total Serious 1
Injury Total All 2
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 832
NTSB Notification Source --
NTSB Notification Date Feb 27 2000 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time 1454
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information IMAGE
Date of most recent change to record May 25 2001 4:45AM
User who most recently changed record dbo
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office --

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N6FN
NTSB Number CHI00LA079
Missing Aircraft Indicator N
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed IFR
Flight plan Was Activated? --
Damage Destroyed
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Beech
Aircraft Model BE-35V
Aircraft Series Identifier BE-35V
Aircraft Serial Number D8166
Certified Max Gross Weight 3400
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class U.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 4
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Retractable
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection 100 Hour
Date of Last Inspection Nov 2 1999 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 98
Airframe Hours 3766
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated Yes
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Street Address 4273 GLENDALE MILFORD RD
Aircraft Owner City CINCINATTI
Aircraft Owner State OH
Aircraft Owner Country
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 45242
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 certificate None
Other Operator of large aircraft? No
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation Unknown
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 Board No
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code ISZ
Departure City BLUE ASH
Departure State
Departure Country
Departure Time 1040
Departure Time Zone EST
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code BMG
Destination City
Destination State IN
Destination Country
Specific Phase of Flight Cruise
Report sent to ICAO? --
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record May 24 2001 8:42AM
User who most recently changed record dbo
Since inspection or accident --
Event Location Runway Number and Location 0
Runway Length --
Runway Width --
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --