NTSB Identification: FTW83LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22254.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 24, 1983 in NEWELLTON, LA
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-301, registration: N3652A
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.

APRX 1 MINUTE AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT ENGINE FAILED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT FLIPPED INVERTED DAMAGING ONE WING TIP AND THE VERTICAL STABALIZER. POST CRASH INSPECTION REVEALED A CRACK IN THE NUMBER 7 CYLINDER, FROM SPARK PLUG TO SPARK PLUG, WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE HELD THE INTAKE VALVE OPEN, RESULTING IN A POWER LOSS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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