NTSB Identification: SEA91LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45829.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 1991 in HAMER, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1993
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6702Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT OF THE GRUMAN G-164A WAS LANDINGG AT A PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL AIRSTRIP, WHEN THE SPRAY BOOM CONTACTED SOME TALL WHEAT GROWING NEAR THE EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT JUST AS THE TAILWHEEL WAS BEING LOWERED TO THE GROUND, THE LEFT WING SPRAY BOOM STRUCK THE WHEAT, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO TURN SHARPLY TO THE LET. THE AIRCRAFT THE BEGAN TO SLIDE SIDEWAYS, EVENTUALLY COLLAPSING THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN RUNWAY ALIGMENT. FACTORS INCLUDE HIGH VEGETATION, AND AN INADVERENT GROUND LOOP/SWERVE.
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