NTSB Identification: LAX94LA247.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 1994 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8507H
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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DURING THE LAST APPLICATION OF SULFUR DUST TO A FIELD, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED AN IN-FLIGHT FIRE IN THE SPREADER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING AND NOSED OVER. ACCORDING TO THE OPERATOR, THE SULFUR DUST HAD A SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION DUE TO THE HIGH AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE IN-FLIGHT FIRE DUE TO THE SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION OF SULFUR DUST AND SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING. A FACTOR WAS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE. Full narrative available
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