NTSB Identification: MKC90LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41448.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 12, 1990 in FISHER, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1992
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N5257
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE COMMERICAL PILOT SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, HE HEARD A LOUD BANG FOLLOWED BY A CONTINUED BANGING AND RATTLING NOISE FROM THE ENGINE. WHEN THE ACFT BEGAN TO LOSE ALTITUDE, THE PLT DUMPED HIS LOAD, BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED ITS UNCONTROLLED DESCENT, HIT HARD IN A THREE POINT ATTITUDE, THEN FLIPPED INVERTED. SHORTLY AFTER THE PLT EGRESSED, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN BURNING AND WAS DESTROYED. DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF THE FIRE AND LACK OF AVAILABLE INFORMATION, NO DETERMINATION WAS MADE AS TO WHY THE ENGINE LOST POWER.

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

PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR AN UNDETERMINED REASON.

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