NTSB Identification: CHI94LA242.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 1994 in WOODBURN, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1995
Aircraft: GRUMMAN FM-2, registration: L1PP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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WHILE AT CRUISE FLIGHT THE WORLD WAR TWO VINTAGE FIGHTER'S ENGINE POWER WENT FROM A CRUISE SETTING TO IDLE. THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRPLANE IN A CORN FIELD. DURING THE ON-SCENE INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE, ITS THROTTLE LINKAGE WAS FOUND SEPARATED FROM ITS THREADED BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT END.

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

the total failure of the throttle linkage arm.

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