NTSB Identification: ATL85LKG09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28820.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 05, 1985 in OPP, AL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N598Y
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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A PULL-UP AND TURNAROUND AT THE END OF A SWATH RUN, THE ENG GAVE OFF SMOKE AND LOST PWR. THE PLT DUMPED THE CHEMICAL LOAD AND PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING IN A FLD WHICH CONTAINED 6 TO 8 FT TALL VEGETATION. THE ACFT TRAVELLED APRX 100 FT THEN NOSED OVER. INSPECTION OF THE ENG REVEALED THE IMPELLER BEARING FAILED, ALLOWING THE IMPELLER TO CONTACT THE REAR CASING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY,IMPELLER..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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