NTSB Identification: MKC88LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37305.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1988 in HUMPHREY, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N8405K
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 ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A NARROW DIRT ROAD BORDERED BY CROPS, THE PLT SAID HE CONTACTED THE HIGH VEGETATION ON THE RIGHT SIDE. THE ACFT BEGAN TO VEER TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO STEER TO THE LEFT AND VEERED OFF THE ROADWAY INTO A DITCH AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT FELT THAT ACFT SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED OFF TERRAIN THAT WAS NOT SUITED FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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