NTSB Identification: ATL86LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31947.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 27, 1986 in SHELLMAN, GA
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N5042X
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.

JUST AFTER LIFTOFF, THE PLT NOTED SMOKE AND ATTRIBUTED IT TO AN OVERHAULED PROP WHICH HAD JUST BEEN INSTALLED. HE THEN HEARD A LOUD SQUEAL FROM THE ENG AND NOTED A LOSS OF POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A ROUGH CORN FIELD, WHERE THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT AN IMPELLER DRIVE SHAFT BEARING SUPPORT HAD FAILED, CAUSING FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENG ASSEMBLY,BLOWER/IMPELLER/INTEGRAL SUPERCHARGER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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