NTSB Identification: MKC86LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31801.
Accident occurred Friday, August 29, 1986 in BAYARD, NE
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7364
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 PLT STATED HE ENCOUNTERED DOWNDRAFTS NEAR TREES HE WAS GOING TO OVERFLY WHILE IN A TURNAROUND MANEUVER TO SPRAY CROPS. INSTEAD OF FLYING OVER THE TREES, THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO THE GROUND NEAR THE TREES WHILE IN THE TURN. WIND CONDITIONS REPORTED BY A FSS IN THE AREA SHOWED THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTH AT 7 TO 9 KNOTS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD NO MECHANICAL PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE OR ACFT DURING THE MANEUVER.

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:

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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