NTSB Identification: MIA96LA122.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 18, 1996 in EDISON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1996
Aircraft: Grumman G-164A, registration: N4238
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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During an aerial application flight, the studs for the No. 4 cylinder failed, and the cylinder separated from the engine. All engine power was lost. While making a forced landing in a field, the aircraft nosed over.

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

Failure of the mounting studs for the No. 4 cylinder, which resulted in separation of the cylinder and loss of engine power. The lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing was a related factor.

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