NTSB Identification: MKC84LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27251.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1984 in POCAHONTAS, AR
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4913X
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.

ABOUT 18 INCHES OF ONE PROPELLER BLADE SEPARATED IN FLIGHT. THE ACFT BEGAN TO SHAKE VIOLENTLY AND THE PLT SHUTDOWN THE ENGINE. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED DURING THE FORCED LNDG. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION REVEALED FEATURES TYPICAL OF FATIQUE CRACKING OVER APROX 2/3 OF BLADE CROSS SECTION AT THE FRACTURE LOCATION.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..SEPARATION

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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