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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Saturday 4 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.22BFP
Operator:Johnson Wax Company
Registration: N5590M
C/n / msn: 83
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:770
Engines: 2 Allison 250-C17B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Bowling Green, KY (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bowling Green-Warren County Airport, KY (BWG/KBWG), United States of America
Destination airport:Racine-Horlick Airport, WI (RAC/KRAC), United States of America
Shortly after reaching 1500 m, no. 1 engine problems (a.o. high TGT) forced the pilot to shut the engine down and to feather the prop. He tried to return to Bowling Green, but had to make a forced landing in a field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of engine power brought on by a failure of the no.2 main engine bearing. Contributing to the accident was the lack of sufficient power on the remaining engine to maintain level flight."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: BFO91LA047
Download report: Summary report

Forced landing outside airport

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bowling Green-Warren County Airport, KY to Racine-Horlick Airport, WI as the crow flies is 651 km (407 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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