NTSB Identification: MIA87LA233.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34822.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 26, 1987 in LELAND, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: AYRES S2R-600, registration: N4002K
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.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT EN ROUTE TO A FIELD FOR AERIAL APPLICATION THE ENGINE LOST POWER WHEN THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER CRACKED BETWEEN THE SPARK PLUG HOLES. WHILE MANEUVERING TO LAND AT A SOD AIRSTRIP ALTITUDE COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED AND THE LEFT SPRAY BOOM CONTACTED A SOY BEAN FIELD. CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD ON THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR CAUSING IT TO COLLAPSE. THE PILOT ATTRIBUTED THE CRACK IN THE CYLINDER TO TIME IN SERVICE ON THE CYLINDER AND STATED THIS IS A COMMON OCCURRENCE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FATIGUE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL


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