NTSB Identification: FTW82DA067
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, February 22, 1982 in PICKENS, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/22/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8526H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE SMELLED A STRONG ODOR OF HOT METAL AND BEGAN A RIGHT TURN TO RETURN TO THE AIRSTRIP. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER. WHILE LANDING IN AN ADJACENT FIELD, THE PLANE ENCOUNTERED SOFT MUD AND NOSED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT AN IMPELLER BEARING HAD FAILED.

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

ENG ASSEMBLY,BLOWER/IMPELLER/INTEGRAL SUPERCHARGER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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