NTSB Identification: FTW95LA317.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 27, 1995 in MCCRORY, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/1995
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6636Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE ENGINE STARTED 'SMOKING' AND 'MISSING' ON FINAL APPROACH BEFORE EXPERIENCING A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO A FIELD AND THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED A FENCE. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT BY A FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION INSPECTOR REVEALED A CRACKED CYLINDER HEAD.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO A CRACKED CYLINDER. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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