NTSB Identification: LAX02LA143.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 25, 2002 in Olivehurst, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/2004
Aircraft: Grumman-Schweizer G-164C, registration: N6702K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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During an agricultural application flight, all engine power was lost. The pilot made a forced landing on a nearby rough field, and during the landing rollout the airplane nosed over. An examination of the engine revealed that a gearbox component broke, which made the fuel control inoperative and resulted in fuel starvation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: Fuel starvation due to the failure of an engine accessory component. A contributing factor was the rough terrain. Full narrative available
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