MECHANICAL FAILURE CAUSE OF CRASH: REPORT

Posted by: YorkRegion.com                   By Joe Fantauzzi

A small plane crashed into a Markham toy factory last year after experiencing a power loss due to a mechanical failure and a stall from which the pilot could not recover, investigators have concluded.  The Transportation Safety Board points to a failure and separation of one of the plane’s cylinder heads from its cylinder during takeoff, resulting in reduced power and the stall and spin as causes and contributing factors of the crash.
The board says there is no practical, non-destructive way of testing the threads of cylinder heads for cracks. According to information received by the board, the crack sustained by the Cirrus was the first of that nature on that series of engine. Read Full Article Here

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