NTSB Identification: DEN84LA204.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25929.
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 1984 in PAGE, ND
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N5332
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.

ENGINE SIEZED DURING TAKEOFF CLIMB AT ALT OF APRX 100 FT AGL. ACFT CONTACTED TREES DURING THE FORCED LANDING. EXAMINATION OF ENGINE TURBO SECTION REVEALED THE BLOWER SECTION HAD SEPARATED AS A RESULT OF BEARING FAILURE. ACCORDING TO A MECHANIC WHO DISASSEMBLED THE TURBO SECTION, THE BALL BEARING RACE HAD DISINTEGRATED ALLOWING THE INTERNAL GEARS OF THE UNIT TO MISALIGN.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,TURBOCHARGER..FAILURE,PARTIAL



Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE

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