NTSB Identification: NYC06LA142.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 31, 2006 in Southampton, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2008
Aircraft: Weatherly 201B, registration: N1281W
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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The pilot was conducting his third aerial application flight of the day, when the airplane experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot attempted a forced landing to a field; however, during the landing, the airplane impacted shrubs and came to rest in a marsh area. Examination of the airplane's Pratt & Whitney R985-AN3 radial engine revealed that when the crankshaft was rotated by hand, thumb compression was attained on all cylinders; however, the supercharger did not rotate.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The failure of the engine's supercharger, which resulted in a loss of engine power, and subsequent forced landing. Full narrative available
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