NTSB Identification: FTW87FA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34186.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 26, 1987 in MALAKOFF, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA5A, registration: N26378
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN NEAR MALAKOFF, TEXAS. FOLLOWING AN ENGINE FAILURE THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING TO A ROAD CROSSING A DAM. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AND BOUNCED INTO THE LAKE. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE EXHAUST VALVE IN THE NUMBER THREE CYLINDER HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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