NTSB Identification: LAX89DVA05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38305.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 18, 1989 in WESTLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/1991
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6713Q
Injuries: 1 Serious.
THE PLT RPRTD THAT DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT, THE ENG LOST PARTIAL POWER. AS HE MANEUVERED TO AVOID OBSTACLES, THE ACFT MUSHED INTO A CULTIVATED FIELD & NOSED OVER. AN INSPECTION OF THE ENG & ACFT REVEALED NO REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PROXIMITY OF OBSTRUCTIONS.
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