NTSB Identification: DEN79FA002
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUM AMER AA5, registration: N6071L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4417   78/10/4   LITTLETON,CO        GRUM AMER AA5       CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 22, 71 TOTAL
        TIME - 1818                    N6071L              PX-  1  1  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - STAPLETON INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LITTLETON,CO                ARAPAHOE CO ARPT,CO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: CYLINDER ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: SUBSTANDARD QUALITY CONTROL
           MISCELLANEOUS - SMOKE IN COCKPIT
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- #3 CYL FATIGUE,METAL FOLDS BETWEEN BARREL FINS.TRIED TO REACH ARAPAHOE,11MI S OF STAPLETON.

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