NTSB Identification: MKC88LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36955.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 31, 1988 in HICKORY RIDGE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N9653
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.

WHILE EXECUTING A STANDARD PROCEDURE AERIAL APPLICATION TURN AROUND MANEUVER, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE. THE PLT DUMPED HIS REMAINING CHEMICAL LOAD, BUT ACFT CONTINUED TO SETTLE, AND MUSHED INTO THE TREES. POST ACCIDENT FIRE DESTROYED THE ACFT, BUT THE PLT ESCAPED WITH NO INJURIES. THE PLT SAID THAT THERE WERE NUMEROUS DUST DEVILS IN THE AREA AND HE CLASSIFIED THE TURBULENCE AS SEVERE.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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