NTSB Identification: SEA84LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24344.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in HERMISTON, OR
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N4897
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 A BEGINNING SWATH RUN, THE PLT WAS MAKING A LEFT SKIDDING TURN TO FOLLOW THE EDGE OF A CIRCULAR FIELD. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT WHICH RAISED THE RIGHT WING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND & THE ACFT CRASHED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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