NTSB Identification: MKC87LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31825.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 30, 1986 in MEMPHIS, MO
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164B, registration: N6608Q
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 ACFT WAS EN ROUTE TO SEED A WHEAT FIELD WHEN SMOKE CAME INTO THE COCKPIT. THE PLT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A BLACKTOP ROAD. THE ROAD WAS THE BEST AVAILABLE, BUT WAS NOT ADEQUATE AND ACFT FLIPPED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION. POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION INDICATED POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE SHORTED AGAINST METAL BATTERY CASE. THE CABLE BURNED AND BATTERY CASE AND BATTERY MELTED.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..SHORTED

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..SMOKE

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