NTSB Identification: MKC88LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37127.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1988 in GILLETT, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6567
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.
WHILE EN ROUTE TO ENGAGE IN AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE PLT SAID THE ENGINE BEGAN TO MISFIRE AND CUT OUT. UNABLE TO CORRECT THE MALFUNCTION, THE PLT DUMPED HIS CHEMICAL LOAD AND BEGAN RETURNING TO THE DEPARTURE AIRSTRIP. EN ROUTE, HE FELT HE WOULD NOT MAKE IT BACK TO THE AIRSTRIP SO HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A BEAN FIELD. DURING THE ROLL OUT ON THE SOFT BEAN FIELD, THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED A BLOWN CYLINDER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE
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