NTSB Identification: ATL87LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33159.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 10, 1987 in LESLIE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8721H
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 REPORTED LOSING POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF; A FORCED LDG WAS SUBSEQUENTLY MADE IN A FRESHLY-PLOWED FIELD WHERE THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A CRACKED #7 CYL HEAD. FAA SERVICE DIFFICULTY REPORTS (SDR'S) INDICATED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 20 SIMILAR CASES OF CYL CRACKING ON P&W R-1340 ENGINES BETWEEN JANUARY 1980 AND APRIL 1987.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL
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