NTSB Identification: ATL94LA084.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 20, 1994 in OZARK, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1994
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N48717
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION SWATH RUN THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. HE SELECTED AN ADJACENT FIELD AND ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING; DURING THE LANDING THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE EXAMINATION OF THE AIRFRAME AT THE ACCIDENT SITE AND THE SUBSEQUENT ENGINE TEARDOWN INSPECTION FAILED TO DISCLOSE A MECHANICAL PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A FACTOR WAS THE SOFT TERRAIN.

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