NTSB Identification: LAX87DVA12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35658.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 22, 1987 in BUTTONWILLOW, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164B, registration: N6607Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT, AFTER PULLING OUT OF A PASS OVER A FIELD THE PLT HEARD A LOUD BANG FOLLOWED BY SEVERE ENGINE VIBRATION. THE ACFT LOST POWER AND THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE HAD MULTIPLE ROD FAILURES, NUMBERS 1,2,3, AND 5.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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