NTSB Identification: MKC88LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36582.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 1988 in KNOBEL, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164B, registration: N2500W
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 PLT SAID HE HAD JUST COMPLETED AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION AND WAS RETURNING TO HIS BASE AIRFIELD TO RE-LOAD. WHILE IN A LOW LEVEL CRUISE, THE ENGINE QUIT ABRUPTLY, AND AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS ATTEMPTED IN A SOFT, MUDDY SOY BEAN FIELD. DURING THE LDG ROLL, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. ENGINE FAILURE WAS ATTRIBUTED TO A SEVERED SAFETY WIRE HOLDING A BOLT ON THE CARBURETOR FLOAT VALVE, ALLOWING THE FLOAT TO RESTRICT THE FUEL FLOW.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR FLOAT..DISABLED

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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