NTSB Identification: MKC88LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37355.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 1988 in POPLAR BLUFF, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN 164A, registration: N8706H
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 EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT. ALTITUDE WAS NOT ADEQUATE TO SELECT A SUITABLE FORCED LANDING AREA. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A PIPELINE RIGHT OF WAY AND CAME TO REST IN A SMALL STREAM, INVERTED. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR FLOAT SUPPORT BRACKET SHAFT WAS LOOSE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR FLOAT..LOOSE
TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE
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