NTSB Identification: MIA00LA168.
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Accident occurred Monday, May 22, 2000 in MONTICELLO, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Grumman G-164B, registration: N6744K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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According to the pilot, a gust of wind from his left, rear quarter forced the Ag-Cat off the centerline of the county road where the right wingtip collided with adjacent trees. The pilot was uninjured and the fertilizer did not spill. The pilot's total flight time in turbine powered aircraft was 14.3 hours.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The failure of the pilot to maintain directional control during takeoff into crosswind conditions resulting in the collision with trees. A factor in the accident was the pilot's lack of familiarity with the aircraft. Full narrative available
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