NTSB Identification: ATL83LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22438.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 19, 1983 in ADAMS, TN
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6618
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. THE PLT STATED HE MADE TWO SWATH RUNS WHEN THE ACFT LOST POWER. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE, HE DUMPED THE LOAD AND PREPARED FOR A LANDING. THE LANDING FIELD WAS NEWLYPLOWED, WET AND THE ACFT DUG IN AND NOSED OVER. THE ENGINE HAD LESS THAN 100 HOURS ON IT SINCE REBUILDING, AND WAS TESTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT WITH NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. THE ACFT WAS CLOSE TO MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT AT THE TIME OF INITIAL TAKEOFF.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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