NTSB Identification: FTW83LA358.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23306.
Accident occurred Monday, August 01, 1983 in EUDORA, AR
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S2R, registration: N4903X
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.
WHILE DISPENSING FERTILIZER, OIL SUDDENLY COVERED THE WINDSHIELD & THE ENG BEGAN RUNNING AT REDUCED POWER. THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A WATER COVERED RICE FIELD WHERE THE WHEELS HIT A LEVEE & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE #1 EXHAUST PUSH ROD HAD BROKEN, ALLOWING THE VALVE TO STAY CLOSED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PUSH ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
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