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The aircraft enroute from Darwin to Mudjeegarradart suffered an engine failure. The pilot attempted to restart the engine without success, then advised Adelaide Flight Service that he was carrying out a forced landing. Another aircraft in the area was diverted to assist. The pilot made a safe landing with no damage suffered by the aircraft. Investigation revealed that the crankshaft had failed due to incorrect assembly of the main bearing shell housings during overhaul. This allowed a progressive reduction in the radial preload imposed on the bearing shells resulting in bearing shell slippage, bloking of the oil galleries and subsequent fatigue failure of the crankshaft.
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General details
Date: 14 October 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:48 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
Release date: 08 February 1996 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 207 
Aircraft registration: VH-EHL 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Darwin NT
Destination:Mudjeegarradart NT
 
 
 
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