NTSB Identification: MKC86LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32782.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 07, 1986 in HICKORY RIDGE, AR
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S-2R, registration: N4921X
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 THE TAKEOFF WAS NORMAL UP TO THE INITIAL CLIMB WHEN, AT THIS POINT OIL BEGAN STREAKING FROM THE ENGINE AND IT LOST POWER. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE IMMEDIATELY TRIED TO DUMP THE FERTILIZER AND LOOK FOR A PLACE TO LAND BUT, DUE TO THE MARGINAL VFR WEATHER, HE RAN OUT OF ALTITUDE AND IMPACTED THE GROUND IN AN UNSTABILIZED ATTITUDE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A FAILURE OF THE #2 PISTON ROD LED TO A CATASTROPHIC INTERNAL FAILURE OF THE ENGINE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL
REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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