NTSB Identification: SEA95LA138.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 08, 1995 in BURLEY, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1996
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8946H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE CONDUCTING AN AERIAL APPLICATION RUN, THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED A SUDDEN STOPPAGE. DURING THE FORCED LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A PILE OF ROCKS AND NOSED OVER. THE ENGINE WAS DISASSEMBLED, AND THE THE REAR THROW OF THE CRANKSHAFT WAS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED DUE TO FATIGUE.

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

A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FATIGUE FAILURE OF THE CRANKSHAFT. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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