NTSB Identification: MKC86LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30972.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 17, 1986 in SALEM, IA
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4949X
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 PILOT STATES THAT THE ENGINE QUIT WITHOUT WARNING AS HE WAS SPRAYING A WHEATFIELD. PILOT FURTHER STATES THAT HE HAD VERY LITTLE TIME TO PICK A SUITABLE LANDING AREA. HE LANDED IN HILLY TERRAIN AND SLID SIDEWAYS INTO A CREST, TEARING OUT THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR AND BENDING THE RIGHT WING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL
ACFT/EQUIP INADEQUATE,SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERT..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
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