NTSB Identification: ATL87LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34323.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 21, 1987 in COTTONWOOD, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7687
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 STATED THAT EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL FOR THE ACFT DURING THE PREFLT AND RUNUP. HE HAD JUST ABOUT COMPLETED HIS FIRST SWATH RUN WHEN HE REPTD THAT THE ENGINE SHOOK A LITTLE AND STARTED BACKFIRING. HE PULLED UP AND STARTED ACROSS A SWAMP TOWARD A PAVED ROAD THAT HE PLANNED TO USE FOR AN EMER STRIP. THE ENGINE CONTD TO LOSE PWR AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE AND TREES JUST SHORT OF THE ROAD. THE ENG WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE. THERE WAS NO FIRE. THE PLT WAS NOT INJURED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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