NTSB Identification: FTW88DRD04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36818.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 19, 1988 in RAYNE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8657H
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT HAD MADE SEVEN PREVIOUS TAKEOFFS IN THAT AIRPLANE, THAT DAY, ON THE SAME AIRSTRIP. ON THIS ONE, THE OAT WAS 93 DEGREES F. THE ELEVATION WAS 10 FEET MSL AND THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 2300 FEET. THE AIRPLANE WAS 388 POUNDS OVERWEIGHT AND THE CG WAS .5 INCH BEHIND AFT LIMIT. ON TAKEOFF, THE PILOT SAW HE WAS NOT CLIMBING AND DUMPED HIS LOAD OF FERTILIZER BUT STILL HIT TREES AND THEN THE GROUND.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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