NTSB Identification: MKC88LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37024.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 07, 1988 in HAZEN, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N8027K
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 PERFORMING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION AT DAWN, THE PLT STRUCK A LEVEE. HE ATTRIBUTED THE ACDT TO LOW LIGHT INTENSITY, A DIRTY WINDSCREEN AND ENCOUNTERING HIS OWN WAKE TURBULENCE. THE MAIN GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF, THEN THE AIRCRAFT NOSED DOWN, SLID FOR ABOUT 300 FEET, AND NOSED OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)



Contributing Factors

WAKE TURBULENCE..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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