NTSB Identification: ATL85LKG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27329.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 10, 1985 in LESLIE, GA
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER S2R, registration: N8834Q
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 ACFT LOST POWER EN ROUTE TO SPRAY CROPS & CRASH LANDED IN A WOODED AREA. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN ONLY 2 MILES WHEN THE POWER LOSS OCCURRED. DURING THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AN EXAM OF THE POWERPLANT & SYSTEMS REVEALED THAT THE SUPERCHARGER HAD A LOOSE IMPELLER SHAFT AND THAT THE IMPELLER HAD CONTACTED THE HOUSING (CASE). THE IMPELLER CASE HAD LOST METAL IN THE CONTACT AREA AND THE IMPELLER OUTSIDE DIAMETER WAS REDUCED BY APRX 1/4 INCH. THE SUPERCHARGERSHAFT BEARING WERE WORN & LOOSE WHICH ALLOWED THE SHAFT TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ITS HOUSING. AN A M OR D REPORT WAS SUBMITTED BY RUSSELL ACFT TO THE FAA.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,EXTERNAL SUPERCHARGER..CHAFED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,EXTERNAL SUPERCHARGER..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,EXTERNAL SUPERCHARGER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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