NTSB Identification: MIA87FA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33993.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 19, 1987 in DUNDEE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/19/1988
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G-164A, registration: N4654
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE SPRAYING A RICE FIELD, THE ACFT WAS FLYING ACROSS SVRL SMALL DIRT BANKS THAT HAD BEEN FURROWED FOR WATER CTL. DRG A SWATH RUN, IT STRUCK 3 FURROWED BANKS THAT WERE CLOSE TOGETHER, FLIPPED OVER AS IT CRASHED, THEN BURNED. WITNESSESRPRTD THE ENG WAS RUNNING NORMALLY BFR IMPACT. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE FND.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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