NTSB Identification: LAX82DA181
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, May 16, 1982 in 10 WEST OF BIGG, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N10280
Injuries: 1 Minor.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO VIBRATE AND LOSE POWER. WHILE LANDING IN THE ONLY AVAILABLE AREA, ONE OF THE MAIN GEAR DUG INTO A SOFT SPOT AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE NO. 4 CYLINDER HAD BECOME CRACKED FROM THE FRONT SPARK PLUG HOLE TO THE REAR SPARK PLUG HOLE. ABOUT 4 INCHES OF THE CRACK APPEARED TO BE OLD, THE REMAINDER OF THE CRACK WAS NEW.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..CRACKED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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