NTSB Identification: LAX83LA385.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22762.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1983 in MOHAVE VALLEY, AZ
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6TF
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.

DURING TAKEOFF AFTER REACHING ABOUT 15 FT AGL, THE PLT HEARD A 'LOUD BANG' & THE ACFT SHUDDERED. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER A SUBSTANTIAL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. THE PLT STATED HE DECREASED THE ACFT'S PITCH ATTITUDE TO AVOID STALLING. SECONDS LATER THE LEFT WING STRUCK A POLE. THE PLT THEN LOST CONTROL & THE ACFT IMPACTED A CEMENT EMBANKMENT OF AN IRRIGATION DITCH COMING TO REST INVERTED. NO ENG MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND. THE 15-FT HIGH POST WAS LOCATED 1/2 MI FROM THE DEPARTUREPOINT. OUTSIDE AIR TEMP WAS ESTIMATED AT 93 DEG F.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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