NTSB Identification: SEA95LA094.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 1995 in STAYTON, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1996
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6895Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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WHILE INITIATING A SPRAY RUN, THE ENGINE BEGAN SURGING AND BACKFIRING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS 80 FEET ABOVE GROUND, AND WITH POWER LINES IN THE PILOT'S FLIGHT PATH HE ELECTED TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING. DURING THE LANDING ROLLOUT IN A DIRT FIELD THE AIRCRAFT'S WHEELS SANK INTO THE SOIL AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. POSTCRASH EXAMINATION REVEALED NO DISCREPANCY WITH THE MAGNETOS OR AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM, AND UNCONTAMINATED FUEL WAS IN THE AIRCRAFT'S FUEL TANKS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A POWER LOSS FOR UNDETERMINED REASON(S). A FACTOR WAS THE SOFT TERRAIN. Full narrative available
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