NTSB Identification: FTW94LA205.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 20, 1994 in BRINKLEY, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N112JM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING THE TAKEOFF INITIAL CLIMB SMOKE CAME FROM THE ENGINE AND A POWER HESITATION OCCURED. THE PILOT DUMPED THE LOAD AND TURNED THE AIRPLANE TOWARD THE AIRPORT. AS MORE SMOKE CAME FROM THE ENGINE, A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE AIRPLANE CROSSED A TREE LINE AND LANDED IN A RICE FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE MAIN GEAR HIT A LEVEE AND THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST INVERTED. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE AND ACCERSSORIES REVEALED THE SUPERCHARGER IMPELLER P/N 12788 WAS DAMAGED WHERE THE BLADES HAD CONTACTED THE HOUSING. THE IMPELLER BEARING P/N 288943 HAD FAILED AND ALLOWED THE IMPELLER TO BE DESTROYED RESULTING IN A COMPLETE LOSS OF THE ENGINE POWER.

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

A SUPERCHARGER IMPELLER BEARING FAILURE. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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