NTSB Identification: NYC82FFA06
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, June 03, 1982 in WHITE LAKE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/03/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N731BG
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE RETURNING FROM A SPRAYING OPERATION, THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH, AND WITHIN SECONDS, IT LOST POWER. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE, AND SUBSEQUENTLY, DITCHED THE AIRCRAFT IN A RESERVIOR. AN ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED THAT THE CRANKSHAFT HAD FAILED FROM SUBSURFACE FATIGUE THROUGH THE #4 CRANKCHEEK.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKSHAFT..FATIGUE

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