NTSB Identification: MKC85LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26128.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 03, 1984 in LEPANTO, AR
Aircraft: AYRES S2R-R3S, registration: N4014D
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.

AS THE PILOT SET CLIMB POWER THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE. FULL POWER WAS APPLIED BUT THE DESCENT CONTINUED. THE PILOT DUMPED THE CHEMICAL LOAD AND LANDED IN A RICE FIELD. DURING RECOVERY OF THE WRECKAGE THE FLEXIBLE INDUCTION AIR DUCT PARTIALLY COLLAPSED RESTRICTING AIR FLOW TO THE CARBURETOR. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT 2 OF THE 4 PROPELLER BLADE PITCH CHANGE LINKS FAILED IN FLT CAUSING THE 2 BLADES TO FEATHER RESULTING IN THE POWER LOSS. AN FAA INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE PITCH LINKS BUT COULD NOT DETERMINE IF THE FAILURE WAS IMPACT RELATED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



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