NTSB Identification: DFW05CA132.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 24, 2005 in Tornillo, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Weatherly 201B, registration: N1284W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The 4,609-hour pilot reported that while spraying a field, the engine lost power and he initiated a forced landing to a nearby field. During the landing roll across plowed rows in the field, the airplane bounced, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. Examination of the radial engine revealed that a cylinder was cracked.

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

The loss of engine power as result of the failure of a cylinder.

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