NTSB Identification: MKC88LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37288.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 1988 in BAKER, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N6848K
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE FULLY LOADED ACFT APPEARED TO BE UNABLE TO CLIMB OUT OF GROUND EFFECT. ABOUT 1.5 MILE FROM THE AIRSTRIP, THE PILOT BEGAN A TURN BACK TO THE NORTH. UNABLE TO CLIMB, HE INITIATED ACTION TO DUMP HIS CHEMICAL LOAD, BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR POWER LINES. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED INVERTED IN A FLOODED RICE FIELD. ABOVE NORMAL TEMP & HUMIDITY RESULTED IN AN ABOVE NORMAL DENSITY ALTITUDE. WITNESSES RPRTD THE ENG SOUNDED NORMAL DURING FLT. THE PLT SUFFERED TOXIC CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION & WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. NO POWERPLANT OR CONTROL SYSTEM MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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:

STALL

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

LOAD JETTISON..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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