NTSB Identification: FTW85LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27706.
Accident occurred Friday, February 01, 1985 in STOCKDALE, TX
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R (THRUSH), registration: N8418V
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.
DURING FLT, THE ENG BEGAN MISSING, SO THE PLT APPLIED CARB HEAT, BUT THIS DID NOT HELP. HE NOTED A TRACE OF ICE ON THE UPPER PART OF THE WINDSHIELD & DECIDED TO LAND BEFORE THE ENG POWER DETERIORATED FURTHER. WHILE LANDING IN A PASTURE, THE ACFT HIT SOFT SAND, WENT OVER ON ITS NOSE, BEGAN BURNING & WAS DESTROYED. NO REASON WAS FOUND FOR THE PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY
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