NTSB Identification: SEA83LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20366.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1983 in TURNER, WA
Aircraft: Boeing Stearman A75N1, registration: N56426
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 AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD ALMOST COMPLETED HIS SPRAYING, WHEN DURING A TURN-AROUND, THE ENGINE STARTED TO BACKFIRE. HE DUMPED THE REMAINING LOAD AND REDUCED POWER.THE ENGINE BACKFIRED AND QUIT. THE PILOT LANDED, AND DURING ROLL-OUT IN SOFT TERRAIN, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE #2 CYLINDER HAD SPLIT OPEN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL
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