NTSB Identification: FTW83LA277.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23732.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1983 in VILLE PLATTE, LA
Aircraft: AYRES S2R-1820, registration: N4025P
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 COLLIDED WITH A DIRT LEVEE DURING TAKEOFF AFTER AN ENGINE MALFUNCTION. ACCORDING TO THE PLT HE EXPERIENCED A POWER FAILURE AT LIFTOFF. HE DUMPED HIS SPRAY LOAD AND APPLIED BRAKES. THE ENGINE REGAINED PARTIAL POWER AND FAILED AGAIN. AT ABOUT 60 MPH AND 300 FT OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY THE ACFT HIT A 2 FT HIGH LEVEL. POST ACCIDENT ENGINE DISASSMBLY REVEALED NO DIFFICULTIES TO CAUSE A POWER LOSS OR ENGINE FAILURE. LATER INSPECTION OF THE CARBURETOR REVEALED A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER IN THE IDLE SECTION. IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE IF SUFFICIENT WATER WAS INGESTED TO CAUSE ENGINE FAILURE OR TO SIMPLY RESULT IN A LEANER THAN NORMAL FUEL MIXTURE.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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