NTSB Identification: LAX85LA320.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29826.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 1985 in DURHAM, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7853
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.

DURING AN AG FLIGHT IN WHICH A COMPOUND CONTAINING SULFUR DUST WAS BEING SPRAYED A FIRE BEGAN IN THE ACFT'S SPRAY APPARATUS. THE COCKPIT FILLED WITH HEAVY SMOKE & THE PLT MADE A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LDG IN THE UNDERLYING FIELD. THE FIRE SPREAD & EVENTUALLY CONSUMED THE ACFT. PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF THE FIRE, THE PLT DID NOT REPORT EXPERIENCING ANY MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WITH THE ACFT. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS NOT ASCERTAINED.

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

SPRAY/DUSTING EQUIPMENT..UNDETERMINED

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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