NTSB Identification: FTW95LA185.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 29, 1995 in MORSE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1995
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM-SCHWEIZER G-164B, registration: N6746K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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AFTER MAKING ONE SPRAY PASS, THE PILOT PULLED UP TO MAKE ANOTHER PASS. DURING THE MANEUVER, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED AN ADJACENT FIELD. A MECHANIC WHO EXAMINED THE ENGINE REPORTED FINDING DAMAGE ON THE INTAKE SIDE OF THE #5 CYLINDER, THE INTAKE VALVE RETAINING SPRING MISSING, AND CRACKS IN THE INTAKE PIPE CASTING.

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

POWER LOSS DUE TO A CRACKED INTAKE VALVE PIPE ASSEMBLY. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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