NTSB Identification: MKC88LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35553.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 15, 1988 in WEST POINT, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6750Q
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 PILOT SAID, SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, ENROUTE TO AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE PWR AND BEGAN BACKFIRING. HE DUMPED A PORTION OF HIS LOAD, AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LDG IN A SOFT, UNPLANTED BEAN FIELD. AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 200 FEET, THE WHEELS SANK IN THE SOFT SOIL, AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. POSTFLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED NO. 6 CYLINDER TO BE CRACKED. THE INSURANCE COMPANY DECLARED THE ACFT A TOTAL LOSS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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