NTSB Identification: MIA87LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33697.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 30, 1987 in POPE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N8102K
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 AFTER HE MADE A SWATH RUN HE WAS TURNING BACK FOR ANOTHER RUN WHEN THE ENG COUGHED & QUIT. HE THEN LANDED IN A FIELD & ON ROLLOUT HE WAS CLOSING IN ON SOME TREES SO HE APPLIED THE BRAKES & THE ACFT NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST INVERTED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT APRX 6 OUNCES OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR FLOAT CHAMBER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..WATER
AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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