NTSB Identification: SEA94LA117.
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Accident occurred Thursday, May 12, 1994 in YUBA CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G-164B, registration: N8214S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND SETTLED TO THE GROUND SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM AN AGRICULTURAL AIRSTRIP. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOUT 87 DEGREES F, AND THAT HE HAD 2800 POUNDS OF HERBICIDE ON BOARD. HE STATED THAT THE ENGINE APPEARED TO BE RUNNING NORMALLY. ACCORDING TO FAA DOCUMENTATION, MAXIMUM HOPPER CAPACITY ON THIS AIRCRAFT IS 2000 POUNDS.

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

AN INADVERTENT STALL/MUSH AFTER TAKEOFF. THE OVER-WEIGHT LOADING OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS A FACTOR.

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