NTSB Identification: ATL83LA004
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1982 in ROWLAND, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/05/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N48498
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.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FERRIED TO A NEARBY AIRPORT FOR WINTER STORAGE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH AND RPM WAS LOST. THE PILOT TURNED AND LANDED IN A PLOWED FIELD WHERE THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THE PILOT SUSPECTED A MAGNETO PROBLEM FROM MOISTURE CREATING CROSS-FIRING, MISFIRING OR CARBON TRACKS. HE STATED THAT HE ALTERNATED FROM RIGHT TO LEFT TO BOTH MAGNETOS, BUT COULD NOT REGAIN POWER. THE MAGNETOS CHECKED GOOD BEFORE TAKEOFF. ALSO BEFORE THIS FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT HAD SAT OUTSIDE WITHOUT BEING FLOWN FOR 5 DAYS. DURING THAT TIME, THERE HAD BEEN HEAVY RAIN. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD DRAINED THE SUMPS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, BUT NOTED NO WATER IN THE FUEL.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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