NTSB Identification: DEN84LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24607.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 1984 in WYNDMERE, ND
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N4638
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.
SOD WAS WORN FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE STRIP & THE STRIP WAS WET. THEREFORE, THE PLT ELECTED TO USE THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SOD STRIP FOR TAKEOFF. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE LEFT SPRAY BOOM DRAGGED INTO WHEAT THAT WAS GROWING BESIDE THE RWY & THE ACFT VEERED LEFT. STRIPS OF WHEAT ABOUT 30 FT WIDE HAD BEEN PLANTED ON EACH SIDE OF THE RWY. AFTER CROSSING THE WHEAT, THE ACFT WENT INTO A WET BEAN FIELD & NOSED OVER. THE PLT WAS UNAWARE THAT THE BOOM HAD DRAGGED IN THE WHEAT & VEERED THE ACFT UNTIL AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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