NTSB Identification: CHI94LA319.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 1994 in PAINTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/04/1995
Aircraft: SNIDER CP328 SUPER EMERAUDE, registration: N90484
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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IN HIS WRITTEN STATEMENT THE PILOT THOROUGHLY DESCRIBED HIS PREFLIGHT PROCEDURES AND SAID HE PULLED THE ENGINE THROUGH TWO REVOLUTIONS. HE SAID HE WAS CLIMBING ON COURSE WHEN THE AIRPLANE BEGAN SHAKING VIOLENTLY. DURING THE FORCED LANDING IN A SOYBEAN FIELD, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE HAND CARVED WOOD PROPELLER HAD FAILED. HE SAID THAT ONE BLADE HAD DELAMINATED AND HAD SPLIT FROM THE TIP TO THE HUB. A 'GOOD SIZED PIECE' HAD SEPARATED IN FLIGHT.

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

in flight delamination and subsequent failure of the hand carved wooden propeller.

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