NTSB Identification: FTW83LA386.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23695.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1983 in JONESBORO, AR
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S2-R, registration: N110JS
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 DITCH DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. ENROUTE TO A FARMERS FIELD THE ENGINE FAILED VERY SHORTLY AFTER FLAME WAS SEEN EMITTING FROM THE EXHAUST STACK. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION SHOWED THAT SEVERAL BLADES IN THE 1ST STAGE TURBINE FAILED. THE #2 BEARING AND BEARING RACE ALSO SHOWED EXCESSIVE WEAR.

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

TURBINE ASSEMBLY,TURBINE BLADE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

TURBINE ASSEMBLY,SHAFT BEARING..WORN

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