NTSB Identification: FTW84LA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23925.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 03, 1984 in EUNICE, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N9936
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 THE ENGINE LOST POWER ON TAKEOFF AND RETURN TO THE RWY WAS NOT POSSIBLE, SO HE LANDED ON THE EDGE OF A POND. A POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGAITON REVEALED A CRACK IN THE #7 CYL HEAD BETWEEN THE SPARK PLUG HOLES. THE ENGINE HAD JUST GOTTEN A MAJOR OVERHAUL. THIS WAS A MAINTENANCE TEST FLT. THE PLT RECOMMENDED BETTER OVERHAUL PROCEDURES FOR THE REPAIR STATION.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED

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

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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