NTSB Identification: ATL83LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20238.
Accident occurred Monday, April 11, 1983 in LEXINGTON, NC
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N9782
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.

THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER POWER LOSS WHILE ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT. THE ENGINE FAILED BECAUSE OF LOSS OF #2 CYLINDER. THE CYLINDER HEAD CRACKED AND RUPTURED TWO OIL LINES. WITH THE WINDSHIELD COVERED WITH OIL AND THE ENGINE POWER LOST THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A NEARBY FIELD. THE PILOT'S FORWARD VISIONWAS BLOCKED BY THE OIL-COVERED W/SHIELD.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..CRACKED

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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