NTSB Identification: LAX87DVG07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34798.
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1987 in LAMBERTSVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N4623
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE 'CUT OUT' SEVERAL TIMES THEN QUIT COMPLETELY. THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A PLOWED FIELD AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE ACCIDENT WAS NOT REPORTED FOR 4 DAYS AND DURING THIS TIME THE OPERATOR PARTIALLY DISASSEMBLED THE AIRCRAFT. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED AND TEST RUN. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES WERE FOUND. THE ENGINE WAS FOUND TO OPERATE WITHIN NORMAL PARAMETERS SET BY THE MANUFACTURER. THERE WERE NO OTHER ABNORMALITIES FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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