NTSB Identification: FTW00LA097.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 13, 2000 in GILLETT, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Grumman-Schweizer G-164A, registration: N9785
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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En route from the airstrip to the field to apply fertilizer, the agricultural airplane's engine started to 'miss and lose power.' The pilot executed a forced landing. During the landing roll in a tilled field, the airplane nosed over to the inverted position. The #8 cylinder was found cracked. The cylinder had accumulated 337 hours since its last overhaul.

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

The cracked #8 cylinder resulting in failure of the cylinder. A factor was the plowed/furrowed terrain.

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