NTSB Identification: FTW86LRD16.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31891.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 17, 1986 in ABBEVILLE, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N48592
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 STATED HE MADE A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING, DUE TO LOSS OF POWER, AND THEN HAD TO FLIP THE AIRCRAFT TO PREVENT COLLIDING WITH A LATERAL (ABOVE GROUND IRRIGATION SYSTEM) WITH A WATER DEPTH OF ABOUT FOUR FEET. SUBSEQUENT ENGINE EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT AN ENGINE VALVE PUSH ROD HAD BROKEN AND RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PUSH ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE
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