NTSB Identification: MKC83LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22372.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1983 in POPLAR BLUFF, MO
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7246
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
AFTER MAKING 2 SWATH RUNS, THE ACFT WAS IN A PROCEDURE TURN-AROUND OVER A WOODED AREA WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT TRIED TO GLIDE TO A SUITABLE AREA, BUT THE ACFT HIT THE TOPS OF TREES & CRASHED. THE OWNER STATED THE ENG HAD A HISTORY OF MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, BUT THAT NO SPECIFIC PROBLEM WAS IDENTIFIED. THE ENG WAS DISASSEMBLED AT AN OVERHAUL FACILITY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, BUT NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURE WAS FOUND. THE TEMP & DEW POINT WERE 82 & 75 DEG.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE
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