NTSB Identification: LAX84LA311.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24481.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 23, 1984 in WILLIAMS, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N5368
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.

SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING THE AIRFIELD, THE ENG LOST POWER & THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT. HE LANDED IN A SOFT, FRESHLY PLOWED FIELD. AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 50 FT, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE SHAFT WHICH HOLDS THE FLOAT ASSEMBLY IN THE CARBURETOR CAME LOOSE. THE SAFETY WIRE THAT HELD THE SHAFT IN PLACE WAS BROKEN.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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