NTSB Identification: LAX85LA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29720.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 19, 1985 in GLENN, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N73646
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 INITIAL CLIMB ON AN AG FLIGHT THE PLT REPORTED EXPERIENCING A LOSS OF ENG POWER. FROM THE ACFT'S ALT OF 30 FT AGL THE PLT ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING BUT DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT ALT TO NEGOTIATE A TURN BACK TOWARD THE ROAD FROM WHICH HE HAD DEPARTED. DURING THE TURN THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A BERM & NOSED OVER. EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED CRACKS IN CYL #7, WHICH RESULTED IN IMPROPER COMBUSTION & A LOSS OF PWR.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED

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