NTSB Identification: FTW84LA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24953.
Accident occurred Friday, June 01, 1984 in BELL CITY, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8661H
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.
A PROPELLER COUNTERWEIGHT BEARING SHAFT FAILED AFTER TAKEOFF AT MAX GROSS WEIGHT. A VIBRATION OCCURRED & THE PLT BEGAN DUMPING HIS LOAD, BUT HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED IN SOFT MUD AND NOSED OVER WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH A RICE LEVEE BANK.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,PITCH CHANGE MECH..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
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