NTSB Identification: MKC87LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34659.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 21, 1987 in KNOBEL, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N484Y
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.

THE PIC STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS STRUCK BY A GUST OF WIND, AND HE LOST CONTROL. THE PIC APPLIED RT RUDDER TOWARDS A 1OFT DITCH IN AN ATT TO GET OVER IT. THE ACFT WAS TOO HEAVY TO FLY OVER THE DITCH AND THE ACFT IMPACTED INTO THE DITCH. A REVIEW OF WX COND'S OBTAINED FM THE FAA FLT SVC STN AT JONESBORO, AR, INDICATED THAT WINDS WERE FM THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS. FURTHER REVIEW INDICATED THAT FOR THE HR BEFORE AND THE HOUR FOLLOWING THE RPTD TIME OF THE ACC, THE WIND HAD NOT CHG'D DIR, OR WIND SPD FM THAT RPTD BY THE FLT SVC STN. THE PIC RPTD NO MECHANICAL CONTROL DIFFICULTY OR MALF DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL OR SUBSEQUENT TO THE ACC.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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