NTSB Identification: CHI85LA360.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30148.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 29, 1985 in CONSTANTINE, MI
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G164A "450", registration: N8444K
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 NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FLD. THE PLT STATED THAT AT 30 FT AGL DURING HIS SECOND SWATH RUN THE ENG BACKFIRED AND LOST PWR. HE ATTEMPTED TO DUMP THE LOAD HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO LOOSE ALT AND THE FORCED LANDING RESULTED. EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THE SUPERCHARGER FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:EXHAUST SYSTEM,TURBOCHARGER..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT
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