NTSB Identification: MKC85LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28755.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1985 in MARIANNA, AR
Aircraft: SNOW AT301, registration: N5078S
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.

AFTER DEPARTING THE AG STRIP THE PLT RPTD A VIBRATING ENGINE WHICH SHOOK VIOLENTLY UNTIL FINALLY QUITTING. THE PLT RESPONDED WITH AN EMERGENCY LANDING ATTEMPT TO A PLOWED BEAN FIELD. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE SOFT TERRAIN AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED WHERE THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER INVERTED. THEACFT COMMENCED TO BURN AFTER IMPACT, WHICH TOTALLY CONSUMED THE ACFT STRUCTURE. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT ENGINE FOUND A BROKEN NUMBER ONE CYLINDER CONNECTION ROD.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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