NTSB Identification: ANC97LA084.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 04, 1997 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1998
Aircraft: Anderson Aircraft Corp. KITFOX IV-1200, registration: N85TA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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About 15 minutes after takeoff, the engine suddenly lost power, and the pilot performed an emergency landing in a marshy area. During the landing roll, the airplane nosed over. A postaccident examination of the engine revealed a seized crankshaft connecting rod bearing.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: a seized crankshaft connecting rod bearing. A factor relating to the acciden was: the lack of suitable terrain for an emergency landing. Full narrative available
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