NTSB Identification: ATL83LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23447.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 26, 1983 in NEW HOPE, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA A-188B, registration: N4874R
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 STRUCK POWERLINES AND CRASHED DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER A LOSS OF POWER WHILE SPRAYING ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION. THE PLT STATED THAT WHILE SPRAYING HE NOTICED OIL BEGINNING TO COVER THE WINDSHIELD. HE HAD BEGUN ACLIMB AND DUMPED THE CHEMICAL LOAD WHEN THE PROPELLER SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE TAILWHEEL STRUCK A POWERLINE AND THE ACFT LANDED IN A TAIL LOW ATTITUDE. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT SHOWED FAILURE OF THE CRANKSHAFT IN FATIGUE AND SEPARATION AT THE OIL SLINGER FLANGE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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