FTW94LA238
FTW94LA238

On July 15, 1994, at 0800 central daylight time, a Rockwell International S-2R, N4903X, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Winchester, Arkansas. The airline transport rated pilot was seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the aerial application flight.

The pilot reported he was en route to a field for aerial application of dry fertilizer when he experienced a loss of engine power due to what he thought was a loss of a cylinder. He initiated an emergency landing to a cotton field. The field was muddy and upon landing the airplane nosed over, and came to rest inverted damaging the right wing.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the number one cylinder head was cracked on the exhaust side.

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