NTSB Identification: FTW86LRD21.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31892.
Accident occurred Friday, July 11, 1986 in ABBEVILLE, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N4842B
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 EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A WET PASTURE WHERE THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED INVERTED BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. SUBSEQUENT ENGINE EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL A REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS. THE OWNER REPORTED THAT HE SUSPECTED MOISTURE IN THE IGNITION HARNESS SINCE THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN SITTING IN THE RAIN FOR SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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