NTSB Identification: MKC86LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30932.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 23, 1986 in HARRISBURG, AR
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G-164B, registration: N8494K
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 AERIAL APPLICATION AIRPLANE WAS DEPARTING FROM A SHORT STRIP ON A HOT DAY. THE PILOT SAID THE AIRPLANE WOULD NOT CLIMB AND HE WAS FORCED TO PUT IT DOWN IN A FLOODED RICE FIELD WHERE IT NOSED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION. THE PILOT STATED HE SHOULD HAVE USED MORE OF THE AVAILABLE RUNWAY.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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