2012 C-U206 IA Mechanical Failure Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Winterset

C-U206 Non-Fatal Winterset, IA April 1, 2012

The pilot stated that he departed the airport with six parachutists for a jump flight. As the airplane approached 1,000 feet above ground level, he noticed that the airplane wasn’t climbing. He checked the engine gauges and noticed that the engine analyzer was flashing “CHT” and the cylinder head temperature was 454 degrees F. As the pilot pitched the nose down and turned back to the airport, he heard a muffled “thud” sound and saw white smoke pour from the engine.

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