NTSB Identification: MKC84LA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24741.
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 1984 in ATWOOD, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6797Z
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.

DURING A SWATH RUN, THE ENG BEGAN LOSING POWER. THE PLT PULLED UP & LOOKED FOR A PLACE TO LAND, THEN DUMPED HIS CHEMICAL LOAD. ENG RPM CONTINUED DECREASING SO HE ELECTED TO LAND IN A FIELD THAT WAS BEING SUMMER FALLOWED. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE #4 EXHAUST VALVE HAD BECOME FROZEN SHUT & THE PUSH ROD HAD BENT.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..JAMMED

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PUSH ROD..BENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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