NTSB Identification: ATL88DKG11.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36492.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 1988 in CLIMAX, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N4880Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT AT APPROX. 150' AGL, THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING INTO A COTTON FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT ONE OF THE TWO HEX HEAD SCREWS THAT SECURES THE CRANKSHAFT IDLER/ACCESSORY DRIVE GEAR HAD SHEARED WHICH CAUSED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING.

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY..SHEARED


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