NTSB Identification: FTW95LA297.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 13, 1995 in OSCEOLA, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1995
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N9041Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING THE AIRPLANE CLIMB THROUGH 100 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL, THE PILOT 'HEARD A LOUD NOISE' ACCOMPANIED BY A 'COMPLETE' LOSS OF POWER. DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING TO A SOFT, MUDDY FIELD, THE AIRPLANE ROLLED INVERTED. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A FAILED SUPERCHARGER/BLOWER.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO A FAILED SUPERCHARGER/BLOWER. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A FORCED LANDING.

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