NTSB Identification: FTW94LA238.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 1994 in WINCHESTER, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4903X
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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THE AERIAL APPLICATION PILOT WAS EN ROUTE TO A FIELD FOR AERIAL APPLICATION OF DRY FERTILIZER WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER, AND HE MADE A FORCED LANDING TO A WET FIELD. THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER DAMAGING THE RIGHT WING. ACCORDING TO A FAA INSPECTOR THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER HEAD WAS CRACKED.

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

THE LOSS OF POWER DUE TO THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER HEAD CRACKING. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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